Following Denyse O’Leary, I referred earlier to the curious but, on reflection, not surprising messy nature of the “magic” numbers that rule our universe.
If you’ve ever tuned a violin, you’ll know that the arrangement of the fine tuners on the tailpiece, once you’re done, looks arbitrary.
If you’re like me, you are watching current events unfold with a mix of dread and agitation. You are fascinated, can’t take your eyes off it.
Insofar as we can track evolution as it has happened, e.g. in dog breeds, it consists overwhelming of breaking genes, the degradation of biological information.
Winston Ewert discusses the mathematical foundation for why we know Mount Rushmore is designed in a way that Mount Fuji isn’t.