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"I am a strange loop"

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posted on Mar, 8 2008 @ 02:37 PM
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Not yours truly (?) but Douglas Hofstadter, apparently.

Such is the title of his recent (2007) book, which must be fascinating, judging by this review:

The Year of Mathemagical Thinking


As must be his first book (which I also haven't read):

Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid


If anyone has read either or both, I'd like to hear your impressions.
Others, too, I am sure.




posted on Mar, 8 2008 @ 05:20 PM
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I read the "Golden Braid" one several years ago. I remember I thought it was great at the time, and I've recently considered re-reading it. After I get throught the stack of current titles in my queue, that is.

The guy's definitely one of the all-time geniuses, although I'm not impartial since he's a prof at my alma mater, Indiana University. He came right after I graduated, though.

Anyway, anything he's written will be well worth your time to read, IMO.



posted on Mar, 8 2008 @ 09:56 PM
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The Godel book is awesome. he shows parallels between Godels math, Bachs fugues and Eschers artwork. Pretty amazing stuff...



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