Thursday, October 18, 2007

Formula of belief

An exhibit put together by The World Question Center and the Serpentine Gallery in London displays the formulas, equations, or algorithms from more than 80 scientists and premier thinkers. At once, it reminded me of the "This I believe" media project, whereby people offer their deeply held beliefs in a oral essay. Yet, these formulas are much simpler, much more exact, and in some ways, more beautiful. The breadth of formulas is astounding: from ones describing the path to happiness to work philosophies to formulas I can't understand at all. Take a moment to check them out for yourself. Make sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to see the full set. And if, by chance, you are inspired to share your own formula, I would be happy to put it up on this blog.

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