Worth reading or reddit?

Worth reading or reddit?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    these criteria are not exclusive. if i need information i tend to put reddit after the google search because all other search results are insufficient to say the least

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      jej

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Today I googled "how to rip a vinyl". A reddit thread came up and the answers were like "Just use Spotify".

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Most likely reddit. If you really want to learn STEM topics, you have to engage with the material. Meaning, for example, textbooks. Pop-sci tricks you into thinking you're learning and understanding things, but you aren't. It's hardly removed from dude-weed "philosophizing". Want to learn about the intersection of mathematics and music? Maybe do the pic rel 2-volume set.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      GEB is not Reddit

      this is Reddit

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >readinf actuall textbooks instead of reading popsci is reddit
        You have to go back

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not all textbooks are equally useful/informative

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ain't on libgen, no thanks

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmYG5MhPacEZcdArUK7YEiHLT3hApMWLDanfLYB6d66tCj?filename=(Computational%20Music%20Science)%20Guerino%20Mazzola%20-%20The%20Topos%20of%20Music%20I_%20Theory-Springer%20International%20Publishing%20(2017).pdf
        here is your introduction to modern music theory IQfy enjoy lol

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Genuinely worth reading, given you're an undergrad. If you're past that point then you'll likely already be familiar with much of what the book covers and it will feel like treading old ground, though with something of a twist.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >given you're an undergrad
      You are an absolutely insufferable person

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Found the undergrad student. How're your eng courses coming?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why do you worship institutions so much? Do you honestly believe that universities are worth their salt in the anno Domini of our lord 2016 + 8?

          >Come back and talk to me once you've spent a few more years paying five figure sums to a glorified highschool 2.0

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      worth reading, not reddit.

      GEB is great entertainment even if you've already been exposed to the material elsewhere. hofstadter's just fun to read.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm surprised at how many people are saying this isn't reddit. Isn't it a physicalist book that thinks screeching "EMERGENT BEHAVIOR" is somehow an explanation of sensation? Because that would be the epitome of reddit.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/DZotNLr.jpeg

      Worth reading or reddit?

      Can’t think of anything less Reddit than Godel, Escher, and Bach the men and their work.

      If the book was Reddit it would be called Harris, Marvel Comics, Laryn Hill.

      The book itself is israeli but very very good. In fact I love it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The only people who recommend this book seem to be midwits and that's a massive red flag to me.

      >Isn't it a physicalist book that thinks screeching "EMERGENT BEHAVIOR" is somehow an explanation of sensation?
      I dunno if that's this book or I am a Strange Loop but either way for the author to be taken in at all by such garbage is red flag number 2.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's a good book. it is maybe reddit in that it is popular with engineering type people, but it is a genuinely interesting view of how self-referential paradox is an inherent part of mathematics, art, and music (hence GEB). then further goes into to how this might relate to the self and consciousness.

      i don't think the book is physicalist anymore than it is physicalist to acknowledge that being hit on the head or losing a large chunk of your brain will alter your mind. maybe i'm misremembering (been almost a decade since i read it) but i recall the author being somewhat of a Platonist with respect to mind.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    gnosis

    not worth reading. mathematics is inherently anti-artistic

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      “The chief forms of beauty are order and symmetry and definiteness, which the mathematical sciences demonstrate in a special degree.” — Aristotle.

      • 2 weeks ago
        gnosis

        and why should i care about what aristotle says of mathematics? he contributes nothing to the field

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You're right, he didn't. He knew mathematics to the extent that it had been developed at his time, but he was not a mathematician. And one of his central criticisms of the Plato/Pythagoras crowd was that they were too enamored with mathematics and tended to see everything in terms of numbers. It's not commonly known (though you may well know it, idk), but Plato conceived of his forms as being more similar to numbers than anything else, that there were only 10 supreme forms that caused everything, etc. etc. Alright I'm rambling and getting off track. My point is, saying Aristotle contributed nothing to the field of mathematics, which is true, has nothing to do with the point that he is making, which is so simple that even a gnostic could probably understand it. Beauty is caused by order, symmetry, and definiteness - NOT in the sense that a good piece of art is a perfect white sphere, but that even the "mathematical imperfections" of a work of art are beautiful because of their relation to order, symmetry, and definiteness. So in this passage Aristotle is saying, "No, numbers aren't the cause of beauty; numbers aren't the ultimate explanation of reality; but still I'll throw you Platonists a bone, numbers do have a certain beauty because they share in these essential features of beauty" Which seems like a reasonable position to me, especially since every mathematician I've ever known has talked about the beauty of mathematics. Not something I can directly appreciate; nor you, apparently. But I don't think they're lying.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            NTA but Bach actively disliked mathematics. You can only go so far in conflating art and mathematics, especially since the beauty of mathematics is of a completely different kind to the beauty, and effect of that beauty, of art. Mathematicians don’t actually have any clue what they’re saying when they talk about beauty.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it isn't. It's fricking disgusting autistic penfiddling for virgins. Nobody in their right mind finds Math awe-inspiring in the way people feel when they gaze upon The Garden of Earthly Delights for the first time in person, when they listen to Bach's Chaccone, or when they read Paradise Lost.
            Nah, all of that pales in comparison to the immense beauty of Banach's fixed-point theorem or Euler's Formula. Wow. I'm tearing up just thinking about them. You're a fricking STEMcel insectoid who's either Chinese or spiritually Chinese, and you've latched onto Mathematics as some grand signifier of IQ (which it is, you can have your title). That is all mathematicians crave: status, it's why your failure of a board is so caught up with posturing and ridiculing others even during the holy practice of doing Mathematics. Your heroes like Hardy flat out admitted the worthlessness of their lives and had full-blown mental breakdowns once they got slightly too old for their playtime. Embarrassing. Go pretend Rudin is an impenetrable tome of dark magic, Chang.

            >Bach actively disliked mathematics
            lol, lmao even

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what a fricking moron

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      mathematics is the highest form of art. you are a pleb

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it isn't. It's fricking disgusting autistic penfiddling for virgins. Nobody in their right mind finds Math awe-inspiring in the way people feel when they gaze upon The Garden of Earthly Delights for the first time in person, when they listen to Bach's Chaccone, or when they read Paradise Lost.
        Nah, all of that pales in comparison to the immense beauty of Banach's fixed-point theorem or Euler's Formula. Wow. I'm tearing up just thinking about them. You're a fricking STEMcel insectoid who's either Chinese or spiritually Chinese, and you've latched onto Mathematics as some grand signifier of IQ (which it is, you can have your title). That is all mathematicians crave: status, it's why your failure of a board is so caught up with posturing and ridiculing others even during the holy practice of doing Mathematics. Your heroes like Hardy flat out admitted the worthlessness of their lives and had full-blown mental breakdowns once they got slightly too old for their playtime. Embarrassing. Go pretend Rudin is an impenetrable tome of dark magic, Chang.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I agree that math is not art, but did it ever occur to you that its entirely possible to appreciate two different things?

          I think beauty is the wrong word to use to describe math. It is still a wonderful subject, and is worth sinking your life's work into if you're the kind of person who can enjoy it. Both merely for the sake of exploring, and finding ways to use it to your advantage can be immensely enjoyable.

          Do I have to remind you that all of the art you love would not have been possible if humans did not explore math? What about the fact that you've only been able to access most of it through your computer?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            He doesn't have a woman.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Skip it and read Whitehead process and reality instead.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      process and reality, not an easy book that tbf. eh bien, better to start with bergson n'est-ce pas ?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >arbitrary and idiosyncratic armchair metaphysics with no empirical support whatsoever
      nah chief, gonna have to pass on that one

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    GEB is GSB for wordcels

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i read this shit and it's literally just boolean algebra with some mysticism

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    IQfy seems to unanimously dislike this book and this place is full of contrarians and has poor taste. It’s probably good

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      IQfy is obsessed with going through the motions of "rigor" because they're poseurs who want to be on the right side of the imaginary gate between plebs and patricians
      you can't just read some book on biology you need to read these 10 different textbooks (which they'll never finish) to get a good foundation first
      IQfy is the same way, with how they talk about textbooks more than what is actually in the textbooks

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah I see it too. I remember when chart threads were outta control yet no one actually read their way through. It was all about building a curriculum or course for some half assed gatekeeping that lots of anons don’t even read. Want to read a philosophy book? You can’t do it without spending a year or two in preparation for that single book that you’re not even sure you’ll like. Never mind that lots of those anons just go on Wikipedia or other sites and don’t actually read the books they’re using to build a wall

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not having read it but experienced it i say stay away from loopy concepts. It's not a fun place to be.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No it's a very fun place to be in. I prescribe 10 seeds of hawaiian baby woodrose (source them from hawai, stay away from the pajeeta variety).

      Couldn't finish GEB because of the stupid dialogues between achilles and the turtle. They are so cringe.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Woodrose is the only thing i've tried that didn't work on me.Weird. Maybe it's fun to read but in actual living experience its horrible.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Sometimes LSA doesn't work. Sometimes you think it doesn't work, but retrospectively you realize you were out of your mind the next day. Sometimes you can even get higher than the peak (around 2-4h depending on your preparation) a few hours later.

          >hawaiian woodrose
          I tripped a bunch of shrooms and my friend took this shit.
          We were on the Michigan dunes. Maybe a 200 foot climb through sand to the top.
          He was obliterated and took probably two hours to slowly worm his wretching body to the top.
          I hovered around the whole time kinda observing his struggle.
          Didn't seem worth it, but it was, given that I was on about a shit ton of mushrooms, one of the most epic battles of man vs nature that I have ever witnessed.

          The point of HBWR (or any LSA containing seeds) is that it's like acid but without the hallucinations. I recommend HBWR because it brings highly philosophically driven trips, more so than ipomea.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I think his philosophy probably changed given what I observed.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >hawaiian woodrose
        I tripped a bunch of shrooms and my friend took this shit.
        We were on the Michigan dunes. Maybe a 200 foot climb through sand to the top.
        He was obliterated and took probably two hours to slowly worm his wretching body to the top.
        I hovered around the whole time kinda observing his struggle.
        Didn't seem worth it, but it was, given that I was on about a shit ton of mushrooms, one of the most epic battles of man vs nature that I have ever witnessed.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I listened to I am A Strange Loop and enjoyed it for the most part until it became a book about how much he misses his dead loved ones and how he reinforces that he has not lost them completely. Its a heartfelt bit of cope.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Great

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What does he say about Bach?

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a God damn moronic reddit book and frick you for posting it

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