Ideabird 9/30/13

On planet 64374957 the inhabitants read mathematical proofs the same way we read narratives. There are cliff-hangars where a revelation is promised on the next page, but we are brought over into a related proof running parallel to the first. There are small side proofs from authors who are too wordy. And like our prose, style can mean so much. Some people work in the medium of symbolic logic, others in geometry, others sculpt their proofs. There are a few who work in words, but words are considered too slippery to convey anything useful. But there are a few scholars who can comprehend the fine nuances of Earth poetry.

© Tony Jonick 2013