July 1, 2015

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Entry from June 26, 2015

In physics, so they tell me, the great white intellectual whale which has so far eluded even the brightest minds is what they call the "unified field theory" which would account for discrete descriptions of physical phenomena — such as general relativity and quantum theory — relations between which remain largely undiscovered. If there are laws of ratiocination analogous to those of physics, one of them must be that this urge to intellectual simplification and unification is a constant of human thought. It’s a theory, anyway. It occurred to me on reading an article in The Washington Post which I took to be a progressive attempt to develop a sort of unified field theory of those demon -isms: sexism and racism — with colonialism thrown in for good measure. Full Entry

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