About three days ago I combined the ancient symbol of the taijitu with the modern one we all know as the ‘yin and yang symbol’ into one single image. I’ve set it as my desktop wallpaper: Continue reading “The Taijitu and Gravitational Waves”
If ever there was something which merited the name “God” in my eyes, it would be the Mobius Strip. But I don’t believe in a personal, let-alone sentient, god. I’d be far more inclined to call it “Tao” instead. Buddhists might call it “Om” (or “Aum”). Mathematicians should call it “i” (the square root of negative one), but there are even more examples in Mathematics (the involution, the half-rotation, inconsistency, contradiction, “not” or the symbol ¬). Electronics circuits represent it as the inverter whose ouput feeds back into its input. Philosophers might call it “contradiction” or more formally the “paradox of self-reference” epitomized in the Liar Paradox:
“This statement is False.”
Continue reading “The Deep Symbolism of the Mobius Strip”
“The Tao that can be named is not the Eternal Tao”
“He who knows does not speak; He who speaks does not know.”
I speak now, because I do not know. I’m wondering aloud.
Continue reading “On the Ethics of Silence”