Sunday, October 4, 2015

Measures of Harmony

Do I dare
Disturb the universe?
In a minute there is time
For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.

For I have known them all already, known them all:—
Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;
I know the voices dying with a dying fall
Beneath the music from a farther room.
So how should I presume?
- T.S. Eliot, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" (Excerpt)

4 comments:

Gert said...

Ooo-kaaayy. I love math but that flew right over my head.

Thersites said...

The little blurb at the end of the video helps a bit... but yeah, the presentation in the video is a bit obtuse.

convergentsum said...

This demonstrates what I've tried to explain a few times about the modern analytical understanding of number trumping the Greeks' purely geometric understanding. :P

Thersites said...

...yet all the demonstrable 'beauty' in this examle finds its' proof in the ears thanks to those who developed the latter understanding. ;)