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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Analogies Between Analogies

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:05 PM

On the new Netflix series "Maniac" —

(Spoiler alert)

"The treatment Owen and Annie sign up for promises to fix
its subjects’ brains with just three little pills—A, B, and C—
administered one after another over the span of three days.
The first forces you to relive your trauma;
the second exposes your blind spots; and
the third pill forces a confrontation."

— Kara Weisenstein at vice.com, Sept. 26, 2018, 12:19 PM

See also, from Log24 earlier 

A.  Monday — Mathematics as Art
B.  Tuesday — Trinity and Denkraum  Revisited
C.  Wednesday — Trinity Tale

'Out of nothing' opening of 'Maniac' at Netflix

Friday, June 29, 2018

Analogies Between Analogies:

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:33 AM

Literary Meditation for the Feast of  SS Peter and Paul

Background McLuhan on analogy.

See a publication offering facsimiles of the original 4×6 cards
of John Shade's "Pale Fire," as Nabokov described them.

Regarding these card proportions, note that 4/6 = 333/500, approximately —
the proportions of the text box in a post from yesterday.

"Continue a search for thirty-three and three" — Katherine Neville.

These rather pointless, but vaguely poetic, analogies were suggested by

  • Yesterday morning's "The Corrections," a post
    featuring spider ballooning and a dead poet, and
     
  • "Blue Dream," a post of Feb. 11, 2006.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Analogies Between Analogies

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:27 PM

"Do you like puzzles?" — J. K. Simmons

See also Sunday's post "A Theory of Everything"
and an obituary in this evening's New York Times .

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Analogies Between Analogies (continued)

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:30 PM

2:3 :: 4:6

Midrash —

Piano keys with C, E, G as 4, 5, 6

Notes and frequency ratios

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Banach Revisited

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

A  1960  analogy by Max Black

"Those who see a model as a mere crutch
are like those who consider metaphor
a mere decoration or ornament."

This suggests a search for "Analogies between Analogies" —

“A mathematician is a person who can find analogies
between theorems; a better mathematician is one who
can see analogies between proofs and the best
mathematician can notice analogies between theories.
One can imagine that the ultimate mathematician is one
who can see analogies between analogies.”

— Stefan Banach, according to MacTutor.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Catholic View

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:48 AM

"When shall we three meet again?"

Left to right— John von Neumann, Richard Feynman, Stanislaw Ulam

The source of the above book's title, "Analogies between Analogies,"
was misattributed in a weblog post linked to here on March 4th, 2012.
It occurs in a quote due not to Stanislaw Ulam but to Stefan Banach

IMAGE- 'Catholic view' quote in foreword of book 'Analogies between Analogies'

Ulam was Jewish. Banach was not.

From a webpage on Banach

"On 3 April 1892, he was baptized in the Roman Catholic
 Parish of St. Nicholas in Krakow."

See also…

  1. a post of Sunday, April 2, 2006,
  2. yesterday's Pennsylvania lottery, and
  3. post 585 in this journal. 

(At Los Alamos, Ulam developed the Monte Carlo method.)

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Thursday June 7, 2007

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:15 PM
Framing
truth

On “framing” and “spin”
in journalism:

“… Packaging is unavoidable.
Facts rarely, if ever, 
  speak for themselves.”

Matthew C. Nisbet,  
Assistant Professor
  of “Communication,”
June 6, 2007

If they could, they might
say “We was framed!”

Facts cannot, of course,
speak for themselves
to those who do not
understand their language.

Example:

A picture that appeared in
Log24 on June 7, 2005:

Natural Transformation

Click for details.

Attempt to
frame the picture:

Analogies

“A functor is an analogy.”
— Anonymous

  The best mathematicians “see
analogies between analogies.”
Banach, according to Ulam 

For further details,
click on the link
“Analogies” above.

See also the analogies in
the previous entry.

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Tuesday March 30, 2004

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:00 AM

Banach’s Birthday

“A mathematician is a person who can find analogies between theorems; a better mathematician is one who can see analogies between proofs and the best mathematician can notice analogies between theories. One can imagine that the ultimate mathematician is one who can see analogies between analogies.”

— Stefan Banach, according to MacTutor.

The quotation is perhaps taken from Through a Reporter’s Eyes: The Life of Stefan Banach, by Roman Kauza (a.k.a. Roman Kaluza).

“What we today call ‘Banach spaces’
are called
‘spaces of type (B)’
in Banach’s book.”
Sheldon Axler

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