Crystallography (book review) Christian Bök

200710: this five does not mean i understand it all, but as with philosophy i enjoy not understanding. i am not scientific but my father was and i can follow the early work on crystals because he was chemical physics prof fascinated by liquid crystals, then the later work on fractals because that was his second-to last interest (last was non-linear dynamics), so i wish he were around to talk about this. on the other, he was often dismissive of artists trying to grasp science. i find the language engaging though it is its own argument that poetry does not translate. there would have to be entirely other words maybe translated in say french... but japanese...

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