To see what self-similarity means, consider a homely example: the cauliflower. Take a head of this vegetable and observe its form—the way it is composed of florets. Pull off one of those florets. What does it look like? It looks like a little head of cauliflower, with its own subflorets. Now pull off one of those subflorets. What does that look like? A still tinier cauliflower. If you continue this process—and you may soon need a magnifying glass—you’ll find that the smaller and smaller pieces all resemble the head you started with. The cauliflower is thus said to be self-similar. Each of its parts echoes the whole.

    He Conceived the Mathematics of Roughness
    Jim Holt

(o: „The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick”, Benoît Mandelbrot)


He had many lovers of both genders, and was married to one of the great beauties of the age, the ballerina Lydia Lopokova. His genius at playing the stock market allowed him to enjoy the life of bon vivant, socializing with the writers and artists of the Bloomsbury group such as Virginia Woolf and E.M. Forster rather than dull number crunchers he knew at Cambridge and in the British Treasury. While other economists focused on maximizing economic growth, Keynes wanted to go further and maximize the pleasures of life.
Later in the same book, Ferguson toys with the idea that Keynes may have been influenced to become a harsh critic of the Treaty of Versailles by an attraction to the German negotiator Carl Melchior.
But there is something deeper and weirder going on here…

    Sex, Economics, and Austerity
    Jeet Heer

5 odpowiedzi na “klub międzynarodowej książki i prasy.”

  1. New York Review of Books za 49 zł w Empiku? Nic mądrego we Wprost, albo Polityce? O jaka szkoda… Pan se taniej kupi Le Mondre Diplomatique – krajową edycję – warto.

    1. czytam tylko to, co w Sieci jest. a i to — rzadko.
      od tego czytania to się Głowa psuje; i Oczy.
      (i inne.)

    1. też jestem za Uczeniem zawodu. dobry zawód: i jeślibym go dziś miał…

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