Friday, July 25, 2008

Strangely met in night: a blog I’ll never read …

A google search took me to a caustic discussion of a Hofstadter book:

The New Skeptic: I Am a Strange Loop: Gödel's Loop

…Continuing my review of I Am a Strange Loop, today I get to tackle metamathematics. Hofstadter tackles it too, and finds it rich in philosophic insight. Strangely rich, actually.

I suppose I ought to explain who Kurt Gödel is and why he is a hero of many, many nerds today (I am among those ranks). And that tale doesn't start with Gödel, so stay patient while I explain the background…

Caustic and opinionated, but interesting. I started to look at the archives. Should I grab this feed?

Then I saw the “links of note”:  national review, weekly standard, rush… savage … beck …

On closer inspection, the stranger in the night wears a necklace of human noses.

Backing slowly away …

Thank heavens for the link list – who knows what horrors I might have been exposed to!

2 comments:

Vernunft said...

Quel dommage.

John Gordon said...

See what I mean? They even speak a foreign language.

A close call indeed!