“Not in our nature,” a poem

(This poem is about the parable “The Scorpion and the Frog” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scorpion_and_the_Frog) Nature embraces with all her ill, The creatures being by her will, Seduced by the scorpion’s cunning skill, The frog and him were killed. The scorpion’s sting was in his nature, The ultimate cause of the dictator. How humans fight like gladiators For … Continue reading “Not in our nature,” a poem

"The pursuit of truth," a villanelle

Truth is elusive, nowhere to be found. Footprint and forecast, through reason and verse, through scars and marks that style the ground. Memory and reason, fade to the bland. Glimpse of light, the sight of truth. We converse scratched in concrete or scribbled in sand. From birthmark or gravestone, the discourse abound, of dialogue, debating, … Continue reading "The pursuit of truth," a villanelle

"A mathematician’s lament," a villanelle

Reflect, examine, as though we were fish behind a glass wall for all to observe, to think, to ruminate on why we exist. For feeling, for living in pure isolation, encounter life’s form would leave us unnerved, and beauty we choose for pure decoration. Sublime, surrender to logic of bliss, of wonder and meaning through … Continue reading "A mathematician’s lament," a villanelle

"Governed by darkness," a poem about fear

It overwhelms me. It is everything. Waking up, walking outside, working in this world, waiting for time to pass, Everything launches a flurry of questions and thoughts through my head, "Who am I?" "What is my purpose?" "What can I achieve?" They taunt me, vex me, take form of darkness, "What is this world?" "What … Continue reading "Governed by darkness," a poem about fear

The beauty of logic throughout history

Kurt GödelAs I peruse through biographies of the lives of philosophers, scientists, mathematicians, and other researchers, I find myself fascinated. I wonder how their hometowns, education backgrounds, and people they've met throughout their lives influenced their success in their work. In investigating what it means to be a genius and what it takes to produce … Continue reading The beauty of logic throughout history

Creating a greater story of artificial intelligence

With my new site A History of Artificial Intelligence, I share a story with over sixty events from the present day dating back to ancient civilizations. The way humans have created artificial intelligence such as self-driving cars and algorithms that recommend books to read has a lot of history behind it. Spanning literature, art, poetry, philosophy, … Continue reading Creating a greater story of artificial intelligence

Art meets science: the limits and ethics of neuroaesthetics

The aesthetic value of Umberto Boccioni's "Dynamism of a Cyclist" shaped the Futurist movement. It was an admiration of science and technology. The constant movement of the perceived world reveals how our minds conceive such speed and motion.Beauty is truth, truth beauty, — that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know … Continue reading Art meets science: the limits and ethics of neuroaesthetics

The science, mathematics, and philosophy of rhythm

Zebra finches use a "critic" in the brain to differentiate between the rhythm of songs of other birds and, through this, learn songs.Like the ebb and flow of the ocean, A rhythm emerges from the pen,I capture it, imagine it,before it disappears. Appropriate rhythm in writing means making sense of the relation between words and phrases. Stress, … Continue reading The science, mathematics, and philosophy of rhythm

The pursuit of science for art’s sake

Urdu poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz rejected the notion of "art for art's sake." The leftist revolutionary used poetry for political influence toward Pakistani nationalism, humanism, and love poems.What's the point of science? Aesthetic, utility, personal fulfillment plague our rhetoric as we search for knowledge. But a purpose is just a purpose till its probed further. … Continue reading The pursuit of science for art’s sake