Unicycle, the Book of Fictitious Symmetry and Non-Random Truth (Nature's Democratic Pi)

Unicycle, the Book of Fictitious Symmetry and Non-Random Truth (Nature's Democratic Pi)

by Paul V. Cornell du Houx

Paperback(Edition)

$16.16 $17.95 Save 10% Current price is $16.16, Original price is $17.95. You Save 10%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Want it by Wednesday, October 24  Order now and choose Expedited Shipping during checkout.

Overview

Unicycle, the Book of Fictitious Symmetry and Non-Random Truth (Nature's Democratic Pi) by Paul V. Cornell du Houx

The history of experimental science confirms that nature is fundamentally asymmetric; it is increasingly certain that no pure symmetry will ever be found, even by our most sophisticated machines. Travel the reasons for this absence and discover nature's balance anew. Explore the interconnected maze of consequences for civilization, religion, consciousness, and democracy. The plot takes a series of deductive steps from a single, narrow logical proof to unfold a new progressive rationalism, anchored in the nature of asymmetric change. Equal opportunity is discovered in the very foundations of matter, as an ethic to guide technological power and improve quality of life. The mathematical steps are expressed with mythological tales, which gain a realism of their own through the deductions. Nature comes to life in fiction in innovative ways, along with the characters who piece together the narrative by a river in Maine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781882190287
Publisher: Polar Bear & Company
Publication date: 03/27/2016
Edition description: Edition
Pages: 348
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Paul Cornell du Houx was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up mainly in Switzerland, England, and Southern Ireland. He is a graduate of Winchester College in the UK and Amherst College in Massachusetts, with a degree in economics and French. He co-founded the Solon Center for Research and Publishing and the not-for-profit news magazine, Maine Insights. Paul's blog is at Riverofasymmetry.com.

Table of Contents

Preface to the eBook Edition

Author’s Note

Acknowledgments

Of Myth and Reason



I. Preamble

1. Samuel’s Introduction

2. The Maze Tale

3. The Ancient Paradox

4. Definitions of Asymmetry



II. Changes

5. I Revisit the Transformation Proof

6. The Gnome and the Onion

7. Salmon Barbecue

8. Alice Disproves God and Deduces the Soul:

Out of the Box of Everyday Awareness

9. Alice Disproves God and Deduces the Soul:

Nonrandom Multifarious Polarity

10. Alice Disproves God and Deduces the Soul:

Fundamentality

11. Samuel Passes the Torch

12. At the Pearly Gates, by Rolo



III. River of Asymmetry

13. Transition

14. The Lady of the Lake or The Rings of Pi, by Rolo

15. Context and Induction, by Lola

16. Totalitarian Math, by Rolo

17. Manitous

18. Samuel’s Essay:

Extremely Low Asymmetry

19. Samuel’s Essay:

Which Number Two Now?

20. Samuel’s Essay: More about the Absence and

Something about Set Theory

21. Samuel’s Essay:

The Largest Number Proof, Etc.

22. The Jinniyah and the Greatest Number, by Rolo



IV. Aquilah and the Lamp, by Lola

23. Awakening

24. Genies in Bottles, by Rolo

25. Quill Pen

26. Aquilah’s Essay



V. The Tea-Room Scenarios

27. By the River

28. Infinity and The Book of Changes, by Rolo

29. Alice at Tea

30. The Gingerbread Variable, by Rolo

31. Molly

32. Russell, Chapter 13: “The Sources of Plato’s Opinions,”

from The History of Western Philosophy,

by Bertrand Russell

33. Streams of Paradise

34. Atlas Speaks



VI. Stirring the Pot

35. The Asymmetric Economy,

by anonymous economist

36. Asymmetric Evolution,

by extraterrestrial high school teacher

37. Philosophical Habitat,

by interplanetary inhabitant of no fixed abode

Notes

Select Bibliography

Author

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews