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WHY INHERENT SPIRAL?

Why not? Seriously, the spiral — the armature of DNA itself — is ubiquitous in nature, and beautiful in mathematics — almost inexplicably so. This has led to a variety of speculation and theorization, from the inspiring to the genuinely cracked. Does it prove God? Prove there’s no God? Prove…

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WHAT IT AIN’T We’ve all seen the wonderfully bizarre quality of computer translations of Web pages and the like. Oddly, there was just a program on artificial intelligence on NHPR today. This story, from Italy, provides is a good example of what artificial intelligence is not. “Paolo Bonaiuti, we learn…

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GET YOUR ODD UNITS OUT OF MY CULTURAL INFORMATION

memepool.com is, like the name suggests, full of units of odd units of cultural information transmitted verbally from one mind to another. I’m not entirely comfortable swimming in it, and certainly wouldn’t recommend looking at it. Which probably means you ought to look at it.

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Cape May’s Fall Stripers

This story first appeared in Saltwater Flyfishing Magazine in Oct./Nov. 1999. Order a back issues of this magazine. The sun is climbing over the peaked slate roofs of elegant Victorian homes, grand hotels, and the famous Congress Hall, where political and industrial dignitaries once stayed and John Phillip Sousa and…