Category Archives: philosophy

About Immortality

“There is nothing very remarkable about being immortal; with the exception of mankind, all creatures are immortal, for they know nothing of death. What is divine, terrible, and incomprehensible is to know oneself immortal. I have noticed that in spite of religion, the
conviction as to one’s own immortality is extraordinarily rare. Jews, Christians, and Muslims all
profess belief in immortality, but the veneration paid to the first century of life is proof that they truly believe only in those hundred years, for they destine all the rest, throughout eternity, to rewarding or punishing what one did when alive.”
Borges Jorge Luis, The Immortal

About Fractals

“Bare trees in winter look like estuaries of rivers and like anatomical drawings of the human circulatory system.”

N. Lesmoir-Gordon, W. Rood & R. Edney, Fractals a Graphic Guide

Is the World Perfect?

 

“I knew I’d shattered the balance of the day, the spacious calm of this beach on which I had been happy.”
Albert Camus, The Stranger

Perhaps we believe that the human world is in constant chaos.

But perhaps those who say that the world is mathematical perfection are right.  This confidence is probably  based on mathematical formulas and models. And they are suitable only for scientists.

For ordinary people it seems that the most important are signs and symbols with whom they meet every day. So as not to violate the perfect living space, humans should be more  vigilant and careful.

Saying

We do not need to split atoms into smaller parts. Fragmented knowledge does not make us more knowledgeable.

“We can’t know everything, how and wherefore,” said the old man. “It is ordained for the bird to have not four wings but two because it is able to fly with two; and so it is ordained for man not to know everything but only a half or a quarter. As much as he needs to know so as to live, so much he knows.”

Anton Chekhov, In The Ravine