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Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Sat, 31st Oct '09 3:00 PM


Does anyone here know of this mathematician and his work? His puzzles are amazingly difficult and his philosophies seem quite controversial. I'm looking for anyone who has read his books or has an interest in his work.

Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Sat, 31st Oct '09 3:47 PM

Culture, Religion, Belief
"Starting in about 2001, Pickover’s books sometimes began to include topics beyond his traditional focus on science and mathematics. For example, Dreaming the Future discusses various methods of divination that humans have used since stone-age times. The Paradox of God deals with topics in religion. Perhaps the most obvious departure from his earlier works includes Sex, Drugs, Einstein, and Elves: Sushi, Psychedelics, Parallel Universes, and the Quest for Transcendence, which explores the “borderlands of science” and is “part memoir and part surrealist perspective on culture.”.[42] Pickover follows-up his “quest for transcendence” and examination of popular culture with A Beginner’s Guide to Immortality: Extraordinary People, Alien Brains, and Quantum Resurrection.".

I too would be interested in knowing whether anybody has read any of these works. They sound interesting.

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sat, 31st Oct '09 4:47 PM

I pick over books at yard sales sometimes, does that count ?

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