Metaphysics – Megafun!

  Aristotle begins his first book of the Metaphysics with an iconic assertion: all human beings, by nature, desire to know. A justification for the study of metaphysics, it also comments on what drives us as humans, and why one … Continued

How the Mighty Fall

Wednesday. Community day. A day for fun and friendship. And it was. For a time. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let us start at the beginning, and build towards the end. This is a story of speed and hubris. … Continued

Question Block: First Steps

At the end of the last term, I was exhausted. I had just finished multivariate calculus (see here http://questadmissions.com/2014/12/12/so-many-variables/ ), the last of four difficult and intense blocks. Although I love Quest and learning, it was time for a break. … Continued

So Many Variables

Sometimes you are in a class that is really easy to talk about with other people. For example, a few of my friends are in a class where they study global warming, and the stuff that they learn makes it … Continued

Terra Canto

In one of the courses I recently took at Quest, The Divine Comedy, we had an assignment to write a poem in the style of the Dante Alighieri, the author of the Divine Comedy. Domenico di Michelino (1417-1491), Dante and his … Continued

Turing the Page

“The ‘computable’ numbers may be described briefly as the real numbers whose expressions as a decimal are calculable by finite means.” “Trees will play an important role throughout this work, so we shall commence with some pertinent definitions:” These excerpts … Continued

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