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Ancient Greeks, unread books and fat chances, part 1 | Chuck's World


Last updated 9/20/2017 at Noon

“Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid” is a 1979 Pulitzer Prize-winning book by physicist Douglas Hofstadter, a whimsical, creative look at mathematical and other scientific concepts. It’s filled with fables, puzzles, asides, and adventures in intellectual discovery, and it was a big hit.

I was enthralled by this book in my early 20s by its dive into ways of thinking I’d never considered, by the way it opened up a world of scientific and philosophical reasoning. I’d often go to the bookshelf and pull it down, starting at the beginning, preparing to wade once again into t...

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