Tag: philosophy

Integer Factorization, Determinism, and Time’s Arrow
Advertisements A positive integer m greater than 1 has a representation as the product of powers of distinct prime numbers that is unique except for the order in the representation of m’s prime factors. One can establish uniqueness by requiring that the prime factors, regardless of their exponents, appear in ascending numerical order. If m…

Integer Factorization: This Morning’s Delivery
Advertisements It is a rainy Saturday of Holy Week, 2023, smackdab between Good Friday and Easter/Resurrection Sunday on the religious calendar which I personally celebrate. It is also a year, give or take a week, since inspiration started coming to me in the early morning hours, usually after our chugs woke me up to have…

CONVINCED
Advertisements What does it take to win someone over to a point of view? Observation can do it, certainly. Our ability to look at behaviors and come up with ways to describe or characterize them is a useful and common talent. It accompanies sound mental processes in harmony with reliable senses. Reason and science take…