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The Story of Wang Hui-Chih – Taoist Sage!

For those of you who don't know... I have a YouTube channel!!! Here's the latest video!!! https://youtu.be/5GoolMx2l_s And here are the passages I quoted in it: ¶47 While Wang Hui-chih was living in Shan-yin (Chekiang), one night there was a heavy fall of snow. Waking from sleep, he opened the panels of his room, and, …

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The Great Paralysis

[3000 words] Autobiographical sequence [1 – Earliest Memories][2 – The Birth of Venus][3 – Playground Dynamics][4 – The Long, Long Walk Back Home][5 – The Great Paralysis][6 – My Teacher] By 1964, a couple of years longer than it should have taken, [the famed mathematician John] Conway finished his PhD thesis, which explored a modest byway of set theory. …

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