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3 Jul 2012 (updated 3 Jul 2012 at 13:11 UTC) »

I'm translating 'Occidental Eschatology' (English translation done by David Ratmoko) into Chinese. Can't believe a 23-year-old wrote the book in 1947 in Zurich. I wonder how Jacob Taube had his 'irreparable' break with Gershom Scholem. What was that about? which reminds me to read Gershom Scholem's 'major trends in Jewish Mysticism' (1941).

If Western History is tragedy of Freedom as stated by young Jacob Taube, my impression is that civilization of the East is the tragedy of Family/Tribal conformism.

Taube stated 'The question is How does finite freedom, which is an element of time, relate to absolute freedom, an element of eternity? This relationship can be determined in theistic-transcendental, pantheistic-immanent, and atheistic-materialistic terms.' For my Gnostic inclination, how to determine/comprehend the essence of history through 'Latin, Greek, classic Chinese' terms or 'Arab, Hindi and Hebrew' terms?

29 Jun 2012 (updated 29 Jun 2012 at 17:01 UTC) »



Journey to the West 华裔学者俞国藩的英文名 Anthony C. Yu

I hope raph is behind this knowledge graph launch as well.

Another interesting discovery today is this debate between a linguistic ex-missionary field worker vs. towering intellectual giant on their long stretched battle about recursion & culture-language connection and universal grammar of happiness. I'll give a re-write when I sip through my own factual findings and faith initiatives.

darn! how come I don't have 'come and work among us', like this man and his bosses's tacit understanding ? I wonder if he ever regretted leaving Europe and die in Princeton hospital. I would if I were him. Imagine their treatment of his brain! I bet that wouldn't have happened if he died in a hospital in old Europe.

I can only think of a better design than Chuck's push-down stacks is my poor memory bank striving to replay steps I took on the game board against my imaginary adversaries. I wonder if any master can replay 1000 steps on any normal day against any worthy opponents. It usually won't take more than 200 steps to finish 19x19 game. I've seen teachers play against a dozen students.

Jacob Taubes' take on Paul is fascinating to say the least.

Among those from Online Reading Room , I've read Susan Sontag 'The Novelist and moral reasoning'. I prefer Susan Sontag over Ayn Rand many times.

14 Mar 2012 (updated 18 Mar 2012 at 19:23 UTC) »
This brings back most of maths & Phys I've learned in school. holy cow. I am so rusty. need to visit gobase.org again. "Go forth and spread the good news about τ.

I believe the strongest argument in favor of τ is "The complex exponential of the circle constant is unity." If we surrender to this list of Five-O-Metrics: 0, 1, e, i, τ . The last one can also be remembered as 666 over 106. How awesome can any other order of numbers be?

Chinese linkies & Yixiao AT limao.net

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