All theories aim for beauty, parsimony and elegance assuming of course that the universe is constructed in such a way. Although at times it may not seem like it, evidence consistently shows a tendency toward novelty and some kind of gradual progress in many domains at once. This progress is much like evolution but on … Continue reading Theory of Everything as the Ultimate Art, or The Ultimate Art as a Theory of Everything
Giorgio de Chirico
On the Strangeness of Natural Things and the Naturalness of Strange Things
The distinction between nature-with-a-small-n and Nature-with-a-capital-N is confined mostly to literary theory and eco-criticism, where capital N represents the Naturalization of phenomena, while small n maintains its rightful place beneath and beyond our human categories as a thing-in-itself, or at least the thing itself: the strange in the familiar and the familiar in the strange.
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