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The Three-Body Problem: French Polymath  Paul Valéry on the Trifecta of Creaturely Realities We Inhabit and Strive to Integrate
The Three-Body Problem: French Polymath Paul Valéry on the Trifecta of Creaturely Realities We Inhabit and Strive to Integrate

“Everything that is masks for us something that might be.”

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Synesthesia and the Poetry of Numbers: Autistic Savant Daniel Tammet on Literature, Math, and Empathy, by Way of Borges
Synesthesia and the Poetry of Numbers: Autistic Savant Daniel Tammet on Literature, Math, and Empathy, by Way of Borges

“Like works of literature, mathematical ideas help expand our circle of empathy, liberating us from the tyranny of a single, parochial point of view.”

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Mathemusician Vi Hart Explains Space-Time with a Music Box and a Möbius Strip
Mathemusician Vi Hart Explains Space-Time with a Music Box and a Möbius Strip

The fabric of the universe via backwards Bach.

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Measurement: Exploring the Whimsy of Math through Playful Patterns, Shape and Motion
Measurement: Exploring the Whimsy of Math through Playful Patterns, Shape and Motion

“What makes a mathematician is not technical skill or encyclopedic knowledge but insatiable curiosity and a desire for simple beauty.”

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French Polymath Henri Poincaré on How the Inventor’s Mind Works, 1908
French Polymath Henri Poincaré on How the Inventor’s Mind Works, 1908

Why to create is to choose the right combinations.

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Inclining the Mind Toward “Sudden Illumination”: French Polymath Henri Poincaré on How Creativity Works
Inclining the Mind Toward “Sudden Illumination”: French Polymath Henri Poincaré on How Creativity Works

“The subliminal self is in no way inferior to the conscious self; it is not purely automatic; it is capable of discernment; it has tact, delicacy; it knows how to choose, to divine.”

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The Math of Love: Calculating the Odds of Finding Your Soulmate
The Math of Love: Calculating the Odds of Finding Your Soulmate

The science of why there are roughly 871 special someones for you out there.

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Geometrical Psychology: Mathematical Models of Consciousness by the 19th-Century Psychologist Benjamin Betts
Geometrical Psychology: Mathematical Models of Consciousness by the 19th-Century Psychologist Benjamin Betts

“Imagination receives the stream of Consciousness, and holds apart and compares the different experiences.”

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Shakespeare and the Number 14, or Why Poetry and Mathematics Belong Together
Shakespeare and the Number 14, or Why Poetry and Mathematics Belong Together

A short lesson in cultural cross-pollination.

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The Dot and the Line: A 1965 Romance in Lower Mathematics by Norton Juster
The Dot and the Line: A 1965 Romance in Lower Mathematics by Norton Juster

On finding the girl who is perfect from every direction.

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