Why “Tao” Math?
Well, from my early cogitations, it seemed that the Taoists and Buddhists really ‘got it figured-out’. Especially when it comes to brain-twisting concepts like All (Wuji), Nothing (Wu), and other superficially ‘normal’ things that get more slippery the more you think about them. Taoist philosophers (and I have since learned the pre-Socratic philosophers of Ancient Greece among others) have managed to get their brains out of ‘human mode’ and into bigger and more flexible modes of thinking. I hope to use these brain exercises to take a new look at the beginnings of the Universe, and its relation to Mathematics.
Obviously, everything I put in this blog will have to be taken with a healthy dose of salt! I am neither a physicist, nor a mathematician, nor a philosopher. I’m just guy with a lot of curiosity with a penchant for sceptical, rational and critical thinking. So, that being said, maybe you don’t need that much salt… just don’t take my word for it – go out and think about these things yourself!
“Keep an open mind – but not so open that your brain falls out” ~Anonymous
Please bear with me and I hope you find these musings amusing.