[lit-ideas] Re: Beg to differ, say, about fractals

  • From: Eric Yost <mr.eric.yost@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 15:25:35 -0400

On 10/20/2010 2:12 PM, Richard Henninge wrote:
What's this I hear about fractals describing
nature? If fractals describe anything, what it
describes is on the Kantian "this side" of nature.
Fractals are just fancy grammatical and
syntactical constructions. Fractals can only be
created by computers, hence by us, nothing outside
of us.

From a Kantian perspective I suppose you're right. We can never know the thing in itself, only our own light.
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