Thursday, December 08, 2005

Surprising results in theory

In an excellent post by Bill Garasch and others on Lance's weblog, the surprising results of CS-theory are listed. The comments section has the opinions of some people on whether a result can be considered BIG or not.

5 comments:

sj said...
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sj said...

In this post, opinions of people from the other end of the spectrum as to what is humanity's greatest invention or discovery

Humanity's greatest invention, according to seventh grade students

amar said...


tomatoes
marrying a princess
laptops

The invention of the light bulb has literally shed light on the world.

very good ones!! Always good to know what are things that you consider important.

I was called a night watchman by my father because, I loved torch lights (always used to go around with one).

Later, I always wanted a light-horse. A horse that travelled at the speed of light. More later, I wondered how I would climb on to it.

sj said...

That is funny. So did you carry the torch even when there was light. I guess you were in search of something ;-)

light-horse: horse at the speed of light, interesting concept isn't it. If you did get on this horse, somehow, with that torch of yours, would you see light ....

amar said...


light-horse: horse at the speed of light, interesting concept isn't it. If you did get on this horse, somehow, with that torch of yours, would you see light ....

One (poetic) answer:
If I could get on to such a horse, I would not need to see light. I am light!

Second (possibly better, Advaitic) answer:
I would neither need light to see, nor have the need to see. Of course there is no object to see! (this is what Neo would say: "there is no spoon":)

I quote again from Ramana's forty verses on reality:

9. The duality of subject and object and trinity of seer, sight, and seen can exist only if supported by the One. If one turns inward in search of that One Reality they fall away. Those who see this are those who see Wisdom. They are never in doubt.