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flagamuffin  ·  385 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Horology's Easter Problem

>That worldview – of an orderly clockwork universe, with tidy nests of ratios that can be encoded in gear trains – never really existed; the real universe is chaotic and probabilistic.


A fun thought experiment stemming from this article: what major problems would appear if we woke up tomorrow and were told it was actually May 16th.

Also, I really didn't think they would manage to circle all the way to Penrose tiling. What a find.