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The Babelogic of Mathematics (2023)
Vijay Fafat
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This is a creation myth for mathematics itself, incorporating the writing styles of both the Book of Genesis and Nasadiya Sukta. The author, it should be noted, is a frequent contributor to this website who has discovered many old gems of mathematical fiction, and now has published two new ones of his own.

Contributed by Allan Goldberg

IMHO a unique, dense, and brilliant story which uses an "absolute" unknowable (but definable) mathematical construct, with deference to creation texts, to develop the mathematical universe a cosmic step at a time.

Citation: Vijay Fafat, "The Babelogic of Mathematics," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 13 Issue 1 (January 2023), pages 304-315.

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Mathematical Content:
5/5 (1 votes)
Literary Quality:
4/5 (1 votes)

MotifReal Mathematicians, Religion,
TopicGeometry/Topology/Trigonometry, Logic/Set Theory,
MediumShort Stories, Available Free Online,

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