Skip to comments.From mullet to math genius after a concussion
Posted on 04/25/2014 5:21:17 PM PDT by jsh3180
When Jason Padgett pours cream into his morning coffee, this is what he sees:
I watch the cream stirred into the brew. The perfect spiral is an important shape to me. Its a fractal. Suddenly, its not just my morning cup of joe, its geometry speaking to me.
Padgetts world is bursting with mathematical patterns. He is one of a few people in the world who can draw approximations of fractals, the repeating geometric patterns that are building blocks of everything in the known universe, by hand. Tree leaves outside his window are evidence of Pythagoras theorem. The arc that light makes when it bounces off his car proves the power of pi.
He sees the parts that make up the whole. And his world is never boring, never without amazement. Even his dreams are made up of geometry.
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After about the 15th beer, I pretty much am a genius.
Fractals are not building blocks, atoms are. I don't know what it means to 'draw an approximation of a fractal'---I don't think the statement makes any sense.
Well, yeah ... if you build your circles out of planks.
I think my nose bled as I was typing that post.
The brain is not the mind. The brain is a tool of the mind, kind of like the frequency generator manipulated by someone desiring to produce electromagnetic waves.
We only covered a little bit of higher math and physics in culinary school.
I'm much better equipped by practical training to make a Bearnaise sauce, or do a vasectomy on your brother-in-law.
He looks a bit gay, now.
Getting straight lines means you walk the Planck.
Here you are: o
What did the mountain man say to the cross country bicyclist when his bike broke down and he asked to spend the night?
He told the man it was just fine, and good timing, because that night there was going to be wild happenings, plenty of hard drinking, hard sex, hard fighting, and hard partying, the young man thought that was pretty exciting and asked the mountain man how man people were going to show up, and the mountain man said, well, it’s just gonna be me and you boy.
I never had a bicyclist stop by, but 2 wild turkeys that camped out on my front porch wound up just a bunch of feathers.....
Reminds me of Colonel Flagg on MASH. He looks at a dress wearing Klinger and says up close your a man. Klinger says, “Far away too.”
I’m bald but Jason and I share the same surname, so I’m farther along. Algebra was my favorite subject. I took it five times.
Of course they don’t. And they are pretty darned depressed over that.
Fractals in the front, Pythagoras in the back.
We all thought that, Dale.
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