[lit-ideas] Popper's Nine Worlds

  • From: Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx
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  • Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:02:51 -0400 (EDT)

Well, they are three. But in Norse mythology they are nine.
And, coincidentally
3 X 3 = 9 (mathematically)
The cosmology of Norse mythology has 'nine homeworlds', unified by the  
world tree Yggdrasill. Mapping the nine worlds escapes precision because the  
Poetic Edda often alludes vaguely, and the Prose Edda may be influenced by  
medieval Christian cosmology. The Norse creation myth tells how everything 
came  into existence in the gap between fire and ice, and how the gods shaped 
the  homeworld of humans.
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Thor: the God of New Technologies?
Dr Martin Arnold, Reader  in Old Northern Studies, University of Hull

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Dr Jack Cohen, biologist and author

The Deterministic Monkey  Theorem or Chaos in L-Space
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