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  1. Feb 2017
    1. Tristram Shandy

      Tristram Shandy is the titular character of a novel written by Irish author Lawrence Sterne, a humorous and satirical novel that somewhat takes the piss to those who prided themselves on extreme eloquence (Tristram's birth, usually the first passage of a biography, isn't described to chapter 3).

      Interesting how, even a century ago, fictional characters made for eye-catching introductions.

    1. Chladni's

      Nietzsche uses Chladni's sound plates to demonstrate the arbitrary nature of what humans understand sound (and thus language) to be.

      It's just metaphors used to make us feel more in control of a chaotic world.