(excerpted from A. Borovik's blog Mathematics under the microscope)
This work by William Blake could suggest that the mathematician and its mathematics emerge from geological sediments, old life fossilized, crystals and stones, through a geometrical body, allegorically as perfect as his theorems, and reminiscent of the Renaissance artists such as Leonardo da Vinci associations between perfect body proportions, art, architecture and the Universe.
It also reminds of the much later and severely misleading “path of evolution” images going from fish to men.
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I used to have personal webpages, opinion pages, archived scientific and philosophic correspondence, even blogs on the web on various periods but most of them are now unreachable, deleted or non editable. This forms what I use to call volume XVI of my collected works (volume XIV being notes taken during seminars and lectures). All the posts in this blog with a date before April 1st 2010 are republications of previous contributions of this kind. New information or new ideas added after the original publication will be outlined with the date.
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