That is a really good book.– Guy on the train, upon seeing me reading Godel Escher Bach. I agree, Trainman, I agree.
christielouwho: maxistentialist: nique: Just bought this tome. …and feeling a little scared. I want to start a Tumblr GEB book-group. Would any other Tumblr readers be interested in joining @Nique, @Christitelouwho, @AlligatorTower and myself in reading Gödel, Escher, Bach? Coincidentally I’m reading the tome itself over morning tea. Don’t worry @Nique, it’s not too overwhelming if you...
Mom: (playing question/answer game) If you lived in another country, where would you want to go?
Dad: Well, I could live in the UK...or in Canada I guess.
Me: Ok, only places that speak English?
Brother: What about Australia?
Dad: No, they have weird animals there.
Be my Elf.
Hi. If you have read The DaVinci Code, I need your help! I’m making a gift for my Uncle Larry who loves the book, and asked for biographies of DaVinci and Michelangelo. The plan is to create a set of clue/puzzles which leads him to guess his gifts before he opens them. Hopefully I can make these puzzles in line with the DaVinci Code style. So far, I’ve got a few themes to play off...
A single sperm has 37.5 MB of DNA information in...
davidmanque: tdl: maxistentialist: That means that a normal ejaculation represents a data transfer of about 1,587.5 TB. I’m on a biological truth rampage. This is commonly misunderstood… A sperm has an entire copy of the human genome The human genome is about 3 billion nucleotides long. Each nucleotide can be 1 of 4 things, which means it takes 2 bits to encode each nucleotide. That...