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A Brief History of Nothing

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The point about zero is that we do not need to use it in the operations of daily life. No one goes out to buy zero fish. It is in a way the most civilized of all the cardinals, and its use is only forced on us by the needs of cultivated modes of thought. Alfred North Whitehead Leibniz called zero “a fine and wondrous refuge of the divine spirit.” But where does the idea […]

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There’s no truth in anything. It seems grim, doesn’t it? You look down deep into your own existence, you escalate your doubt to heaven and drive your questioning deep down to the very roots of being– and there is only emptiness. A raw, random loosely joined bundle of connections to other objects. This is because truth is relative to context. “Context” just means the conditions and situation of a given phenonema (object, person, process, event, […]