Posts Tagged ‘Science’

Godel, Escher, Bach

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

I read the comics at XKCD as often as they come out with new ones.  Most of the time they are funny, but sometimes they are funny in ways that are so nerdy that I can’t stop laughing for several minutes.

This is a clear example:

Logic Joke

Now if you didn’t find that funny…  well you must not be a nerd I guess.  Godel was a famous mathematician who wrote many papers on logic and logical systems.  He basically proved that you can’t put everything in a nice clean package or universal theory of some kind. He especially proved that you can’t make a comprehensive list of all of BLANK.

For more about Godel check out this book (which I own a real physical copy of).