Today in class, we mainly talked about Bertrand Russel and Alfred Jules Ayer, as well as touching on Ramsey and Sachs, the latter being portrayed in a movie by Robin Williams, which seems like something I should see, because I usually enjoy his movies.
In our group discussion, we opted to stay inside instead of wandering about outside. This left us being the only group left in the classroom, so Dr. Oliver joined our discussion. I made a remark about how much I was enjoying all of these mathematical philosophers we've been talking about lately, and how I was one of the "other guys" as Dr. Oliver remarked that enjoys some of the notions that Russel was making about logical philosophy and thinking, his work on Set Theory, and how his biggest contribution (in my opinion) was that he brought our logical thinking down to its most basic form so that we would not take statements for granted. Once I made those statements, the whole discussion seemed to center around that, as it appeared we had all fallen down that rabbit hole and there was no going back.
(I also made mention that I believe that math can be beautiful, but seeing as I could feel the eyes roll, I guess we'll just not talk about that.)
As my link, here is a video about the Fibonacci number/sequence, which is sometimes better known to be part of the Golden Mean. It's 6 minutes long, but I believe well worth your time, because knowledge is power. And John, I believe this might be of special interest to you, due to our discussion about using math do describe abstract things such as beauty. The Golden Mean, based on Fibonacci's sequence, appears in many things throughout our world and even our universe, such as the spiral of seeds in a flower, the structure of a nautilus shell, the bronchi in our lungs, shape of our galaxy, and most notably used in Greek architecture because they believed it to be the most visually appeasing structure. All based on math.
Seeing as you all are probably tired of listening to me go on about math, I guess I'll shut up now.
So with that, I hope you all have a great couple of days, and I'll see you all on Wednesday!