Fascinating longform article about Walter Pitts and Warren McCulloch, a logician and a neuroscientist, respectively, who tried to create a purely mathematical explanation for the more abstract workings of our brains.
“The threat that human knowledge will be lost—either through destruction, or by dilution due to sheer scale—is still the dominant cultural narrative about libraries, real and imagined.”
“What a difference it makes when a Christian man realizes that he does not have to be a fighter pilot, a movie star, or a pro athlete to have a life of significance and value.” This is the story of a man who believed such.
There is meaning and purpose in all forms of art and creativity. Sarah Hauser does a great job of helping us to understand that.