The big buzz (Aldrin) of the day yesterday:
EARTH AND MOON 60 MILLION YEARS OLDER
Sixty million years, give or take 20 million years is a really big deal. The push to ever older ages for rocks on the earth by these French researchers is quite a statement.
The discovery of older inclusions of xenon gas in Australian and South African rocks points to a much older earth and moon. 60,000,000 years is a huge deal, even to geologists. Many more years for processes to happen. . .
And this article about Dante and mathematics is worth a look. The question of "squaring the circle" is at the center of Jones' work:
The tie in? Besides the great rota of life?
The look at Dante's poetry from a mathematical perspective points to a time when math/science and poetry/the arts were more intricately linked. My question? How and why did they get so separated? Is it merely the increase of the amount of information so we "can't" keep both parts intricately linked?
Looking forward to a Wednesday meeting here. As always, I appreciate your wisdom and insight...about science, words, squaring the circle, and any and all tie-ins.
Mid-weekly, tri-angling squaring the circle,
(aka Word Woman)