Philosophymagazine

Philosophy and Science for the Third Millennium


    Inaugural Date1 January 2001

    Last Updated—1 July 2016

    Christopher Bek

    Calgary, Canada

    christopher.bek@gmail.com

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Table of Contents

Book—The Theory of One—By Christopher Bek

67 Essays—By Christopher Bek

Facebook / Philosophymagazine.com

King Christopher's Portfolio of Pictures

Essay—Revolution Now—New

Essay—Was Sleeping Now Walking—New

Essay—A State of Denial—New

Article—Scientific American Magazine

Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Letter to Dr Elizabeth Cannon

Letter to Dr David Gibbs

Essay—Top Ten Arguments

Essay—The Theory of One Revisited

Essays—The Theory of One Collection

Essays—Bad Behaviorism Collection

Essays—The Bernoulli Model Collection

The Bek Bernoulli Brochure

Government Correspondence

Mission Statement

Christopher Bek Résumé

Material by Other Writers

Snapshots

Quotations

The Pythagorean Form

The Nobel Prize Information


Camus and Copper—The Philosopher-Pups


Snapshots

The Uncertainty Principle contrasts Einstein with Heisenberg, relativity with quantum theory, behavioralism with existentialism, certainty with uncertainty and philosophy with science—finally arriving at the inescapable Platonic conclusion that the true philosopher is always striving after Being and will not rest with those multitudinous phenomena whose existence are appearance only.

The Unpardonable Sin charges all honourables and doctors in Canada with heresy, child abuse and the unpardonable sin that Christ spoke of—which is the deliberate refusal to follow the light when seen.

Closing The Liars Loophole identifies the malignant cancer within the healthcare system and society as the outwardly focusing behavioral psychological model, which denies the existence of consciousness—while the inwardly focusing existential model makes consciousness and the soul primordially important.

The Deontological Argument The Deontological Argument contrasts the ontological argument with the deontological argument to reveal the leap of faith necessary to achieve higher ontological valence—finally arriving at the inescapable conclusion that one is either going for the jugular or going through the motions.

Existentialism and Human EmotionText

Art and Moral Choice tells the story of The Fall and of the story behind The Fall that took place between the author, Albert Camus, and his French compatriot Jean-Paul Sartre.  Philosophymagazine is proud to proclaim Albert Camus—Man of the Twentieth Century.  As the American journalist Charles Rolo wrote—Camus is a man of unshakeable decency.

The Allegory of One tells Plato’s allegory of the cave and the story of Creation—and then considers how things might have turned out differently had the story of Creation been interpreted allegorically rather than literally.

Singularity identifies the trigger of the looming paradigm shift from the three-dimensionally conscioused Everyman to the four-dimensionally conscioused Superman as the 1935 Schrödinger's Cat though problemwhich proves that consciousness is real.

QED Baby presents a complementary view of reality—and argues that the synthesis of this complementary view with the everyday view is necessary for achieving global sustainability. QED is Latin for quod erat demonstrandum (ie. which was to be demonstrated) and is written at the bottom of a mathematical proof.

Transcending Uncertainty recounts the events leading up to the paradigm shift of quantum theory in 1925—and then takes a look at what we still have to learn from it.  The nanosecond forecast of Philosophymagazine calls for a monumental paradigm shift whereby we will finally orient ourselves to the universe.

Against Physics recounts the two major physical theories developed during the Twentieth century of relativity and quantum theory in context of Ockham’s principle of economy and Dirac’s principle of aesthetic value.

The Great Cosmic Accounting Blunder compares the two physical fixedpoints in the universe—lightspeed and Planck’s constant—and argues that we have been guilty of double counting up until now and that in fact there is but one fixedpoint—which, as it turns out, is the boundary of the universe.

The Unified Field Theory counts down the Euclidean hits from five to one in categorically nailing the vast majority of this little thing I like to call cosmic pi.  At this point in spacetime I would like to pay special tribute to my excellent wingman Albert Einstein (1879-1955).


Quotations

Special Quotations

Quotations by Name

Quotations by Date


Material by Other Writers by Text and Graphical

  Text

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Thoreau (1848)

The Strange Story of the Quantum by Hoffman (1947)

The Universe and Dr Einstein by Barnett (1948)

A Short History of Existentialism by Wahl (1949)

From Dostoyevsky to Sartre by Kaufmann (1956)

Existentialism and Human Emotions by Sartre (1957)

Bad Faith by Sartre (1965)

Zen Buddhism by Suzuki (1956)

Irrational Man by Barrett (1958)

Physics and Philosophy by Heisenberg (1958)

A Primer of Freudian Psychology by Hall (1954)

A Primer of Jungian Psychology by Hall (1973)

A Guide for the Perplexed by Schumacher (1977)

 

  Graphical

Age of Reason by Hampshire (1956)

A Brief History of Time by Hawking (1996)

Albert EinsteinCreator and Rebel by Hoffmann (1972)

The Strange Story of the Quantum by Hoffmann (1958)

Beyond Einstein by Kaku (1995)

Berkeley in 90 Minutes by Strathern (1996)

Descartes in 90 Minutes by Strathern (1996)

Leibniz in 90 Minutes by Strathern (2000)

Locke in 90 Minutes by Strathern (1999)

Existentialism and Human Emotion by Sartre (1957)

The End of Physics by Lindley (1993)

From Socrates to Sartre by Lavine (1984)

Introducing Quantum Theory by McEvoy (1997)

Mysticism and the New Physics by Talbot (1993)

Of Children by Lefrancois (1983)

A Passion for Wisdom by Solomon (1997)

A Primer of Freudian Psychology by Hall (1954)

A Primer of Jungian Psychology by Hall (1973)

A Short History of Modern Philosophy by Scruton (1995)

Sartre for Beginners by Palmer (1995)

Does the Center Hold? by Palmer (1996)

Visions of Human Nature by Palmer (2000)


Essays—By Christopher Bek

Essay—Revolution Now (67) calls for a revolution in thinking now.  Robert Frost said we dance around in a ring and suppose while the secret sits in the middle and knows.  It is time to put an end to supposing and start walking the path of knowing. (1 July 2016)

Essay—Was Sleeping Now Walking (66) looks at The Myth of Sisyphus and three doctors and their opposition to new ideas including—dealing with government debt, diminishing non-renewable resources, overpopulation, my theory of one and legalizing marijuana—and argues that doctors should wake up and smell the reefer. (1 June 2016)

Essay—A State of Denial—(65) argues that we are in a state of denial regarding Canada’s government debt, the theory of one and existentialism—and that radical steps are necessary to avoid a catastrophe of the state. (1 May 2016)

Essay—Gravity in Ten Minute (64) looks at the history of gravity starting from Copernicus to Galileo to Kepler to Newton and finally to Einstein—and argues that the recently discovered gravitational waves are immaterial compared to true paradigm-shifting events like my theory of one. (1 April 2016)

Essay—Cascading Paradigms (63) looks at the paradigms that describe the universe as bounded, that there is only one photon, that one photon is God, that reality is an illusion, and that I am the Philosopher-King Christopher—and argues that they naturally cascade from one paradigm to the next. (1 March 2016)

Essay—Forever Jung (62) starts with Freud’s id, ego and superego—and then adds Jung’s structure of the psyche including the notions of consciousness, unconsciousness, complexes and archetypes including the shadow and the self—and also argues that Jung was an existentialist. (1 February 2016)

Essay—The Holographic Universe (61) looks at the Schrödinger’s cat and the Einstein’s moon thought problems—and analyzes their similarities in showing they are self-similar—meaning that in both cases consciousness determines perceived reality—which is a holographic illusion driven by innate reality that is akin to a computer hard disk. (1 February 2016)

Essay—The Courage to Be (60) challenges us with the courage to Be—which means finding a way to exist eternally rather than just existing in spacetime—by following Buddha’s advice and working out our salvation with diligence. (1 December 2015)

Essay—A Way of Life (59) argues we should study philosophy and science as found in Philosophymagazine and use this knowledge as a concrete way of life in making all decisions. (1 November 2015)

Essay—The Theory of One Book Summary (58) provides a summary of the seven essays in the upcoming The Theory of One book. (1 October 2015)

Essay—Mon Capitaine (57) argues in the form of a monologue that the captain of the Calgary Flames, Mark Giordano, must become a better leader. (1 September 2015)

Essay—Rebooting the Machine (56) This link goes to the FriesenPress Bookstore where the reader can purchase the book containing this essay—The Theory of One: Realizing the Dream of a Final Theory. (14 December 2015)

Essay—Obstruction of Argument (55) identifies and describes a fundamental moral error of the government for not answering arguments. For instance, the government has failed to answer my argument regarding the obstruction of argument charges. (22 July 2015)

Essay—Existentialism in Ten Minutes (54) defines existentialism, describes the ideas of six major existentialists, and describes each of their two major written works. (7 June 2015)

Essay—A Population and Energy Plan (53) argues that we should follow countries like China and implement a voluntary child policy starting with Canada where the most number of children by a couple is two.  We could follow the laws of nature and existential philosophy so that everyone around the world takes responsibility for a sustainable Earth.  (22 May 2015)

Essay—Becoming Self-Aware (52) argues for a shift in paradigm from consciousness to include self-awareness.  Self-awareness is a higher form of mental energy than normal consciousness and is essentially consciousness of consciousness.  (1 April 2015)

Essay—The Aspect Experiment—(51) This link goes to the FriesenPress Bookstore where the reader can purchase the book containing this essay—The Theory of One: Realizing the Dream of a Final Theory. (14 December 2015)

Essay—The Second Coming of Christ (50) argues that the government and the church must prepare for the second coming of Christ by defining what we are looking for in this realization of Christ.  (1 February 2015)

Essay—The New Math (49) argues that we should teach a new brand of mathematics and physics so that children are not left behind and may use mathematics and physics as a concrete way of life.  (1 January 2015)

Essay—The Theory of One God (48) argues that the Church is in the middle between man and God and our challenge is to unite all the Churches around the world into a single denomination.  Monotheism is the religious belief that there is only one God.  (1 December 2014)

Essay—Relativity Theory in Ten Minutes (47) tells the story of relativity theory and argues that we need to understand it so we can finally come to know the ultimate nature of reality.  (1 November 2014)

Essay—Quantum Theory in Ten Minutes (46) tells the story of quantum theory and argues that we need to understand it so we can finally come to know the ultimate nature of reality. (1 October 2014)

Essay—Bringing Down the Government (45) argues that physicists have worn out their welcome and that we should impeach the Canadian prime minister as a way of symbolically bringing down the government. (11 September 2014)

Essay—Conspiracy Theory (44) argues that the church and government agents (including the prime minister, psychiatrists, physicists and educators) are conspiring against us. (11 September 2014)

Essay—The Nature of Risk (43) discusses the four moments of risk found in my Camus distribution, Monte Carlo simulation, time-series modeling, my advanced Bernoulli model—and what I have to offer organizations. (17 July 2014)

Essay—A Man with a Plan (42) presents a plan that could change the world by inducing physicists, doctors, police and other government agents to prepare for paradigm-shifting in changes in our awareness of the self. (20 May 2014)

Essay—Curing Schizophrenia (41) unites cognitive therapy with behavioral therapy (ie. CBT)—and then unites the actuarial science model with the existential philosophy model (ie. AEM)—and finally compares CBT with AEM.  The approach argued in this essay represents a combination of the two methods—CBT and AEM—which is being presented as a cure for schizophrenia. (24 March 2014)


Essay—The Layers of Reality (40) identifies two different layers of reality—perceived and innate.  The big bang theory also comes in the same two flavors.  These two layers are like melodies playing in parallel—point and counterpoint.  This essay concludes with the notion that innate reality is true and perceived reality is an illusion. (24 March 2014)

Essay—Bad Faith (39) defines bad faith and argues that six government agents (five doctors and a chief justice) are operating in bad faith.  I further argue that we must turn Canada into a country of truth, good faith and self-awareness. (24 March 2014)

Essay—The Theory of One Revisited (Issue 38) This link goes to the FriesenPress Bookstore where the reader can purchase the book containing this essay—The Theory of One: Realizing the Dream of a Final Theory. (14 December 2015)

Essay—The Illusion of Reality (Issue 37) compares the Moon to the movie the Matrix—discusses Mysticism, Tantraism and Idealism—finally arriving at the understanding that reality is nothing but an illusion.  (14 September 2013)

Essay—Existentialism vs Bad Behaviorism (Issue 36) argues that there is a paradigm shift in the making going from behaviorism to existentialism.  (14 September 2013)

Essay—Top Ten Paradigm Shifts (Issue 35) discusses paradigm shifts and encourages the reader to prepare for them.  (20 March 2013)

Essay—Top Ten Arguments (Issue 34) argues there are ten arguments that the government must answer.  (20 March 2013)

Essay—Ontology in Ten Minutes (Issue 33) discusses my theory of one, ontology, electrons, monads, field theory and the ontological arguments—and argues that the elements of ontology are matter, life, consciousness and self-awareness.  (20 March 2013)

Essay—The Nobel Prize (Issue 32) discusses my theory of one, my Bernoulli model and my method of argument—and asks that I be nominated for the Nobel Prize.  (10 March 2011)

Essay—Mathematics in Ten Minutes (Issue 31) details the branches of mathematics including geometry, arithmetic, algebra, analytic geometry, trigonometry, calculus, fractals, number theory, group theory, and probability and statistics.  (6 October 2008)


 

Essay—The Metaphysics of Risk (Issue 30) tells the story of fractals (ie. fractions of dimensions) in the modeling of risk.  (28 December 2007)

Essay—The Philosopher King Christopher (Issue 29) tells the story of Christopher Bek and his life, his philosophy, his science and his management.  (28 August 2007)

Essay—Determinism Versus Freewill (Issue 28) contrasts the worldviews of determinism (ie. the view that our destiny is predetermined) and freewill (ie. the view that we are free to create our own destiny).  (28 February 2007)

Essay—Descartes in Ten Minutes (Issue 27) tells the story of René Descartes and his philosophy set against a history of existentialism.  (21 January 2007)

Essay—Towards Synchronicity (Issue 26) discusses the notion of holistic thinking as embodied by Gestalt and Jungian psychology—emphasizing the whole as more than the combined parts.  Towards Synchronicity, by way of example, offers the open minded reader a perspective that is hopefully greater than the sum of the paragraphs.  (28 October 2006)

Essay—I Am Canadian (Issue 25) argues that Canadians must find a new way to become leaders on the world stage.  (28 December 2006)

Essay—Argument for the Children (Issue 24) delineates a new model for educating the children based on the formulation of arguments.  (28 February 2007)

Essay—Einstein in Ten Minutes (Issue 23) tells the story of Albert Einstein and his physics.  (28 February 2007)

Essay—The Theory of One (Issue 22) This link goes to the FriesenPress Bookstore where the reader can purchase the book containing this essay—The Theory of One: Realizing the Dream of a Final Theory. (14 December 2015)

Essay—A Formal Patient (Issue 21) congratulates Alberta Health and Wellness for insisting on the accountability of due process in declaring individuals to be formal patients—and argues that I am being considered a formal patient as the result of an absence of due process elsewhere in Canada—and that I should not be considered a formal patient but that I should be declared disabled on account of being outside the cave of behaviorism.  (28 February 2007)


 

Essay—Caught in the Event Horizon (Issue 20) blazes a trail from the big bang through black holes and metaphysical monads finally arriving at the inescapable conclusion that the ball is either in or it is out.  (28 September 2003)

Essay—Applying The Bernoulli Model (Issue 19) describes the process of putting into play an executive risk management, decisionmaking and forecasting system.  (28 August 2005)

Essay—Twenty-Eight is a Perfect Number (Issue 18) argues that the Canadian Government is systematically violating its citizens and—in that I am the unchallenged Canadian Sovereign and have formally requested intervention from the United States Government—the Canadian people now have the means and legal right to remove the Canadian Government.  At the point outside spacetime I would like to pay special tribute to my excellent wingmen Saint Augustine (354-28 August 430) and John Locke (1632-28 October 1704). 1x28 = 2x14 = 4x7 = 1+2+4+7+14 = A Perfect Number (28 October 2003)

Essay—The Uncertainty Principle (Issue 17) contrasts Einstein with Heisenberg, relativity with quantum theory, behavioralism with existentialism, certainty with uncertainty and philosophy with science—finally arriving at the inescapable Platonic conclusion that the true philosopher is always striving after Being and will not rest with those multitudinous phenomena whose existence are appearance only.  (28 August 2003)

Essay—The Unpardonable Sin (Issue 16) charges all honourables and doctors in Canada with heresy, child abuse and the unpardonable sin that Christ spoke of—which is the deliberate refusal to follow the light when seen.  (28 November 2004)

Essay—The Method of Moments (Issue 15) delineates dimensional deconstruction and reconstruction combined with fractal analysis as the fundamental method of riskmodeling employed by The Bernoulli Model.  (28 August 2003)

Essay—The Efficient Frontier (Issue 14) examines the notions of God, option theory, portfolio theory, faith, reason and Arab math—finally arriving at the inescapable conclusion that all roads of sound decisionmaking lead to the efficient frontier.  (28 August 2003)

Essay—The Bernoulli Form (Issue 13) elucidates the notion of Platonic Forms and describes how a motley crew of Forms—including the Delphi, forecasting, integration, utility, optimization, efficiency and complementary—come together in the portfolio of Forms of The Bernoulli Model.  (28 August 2003)

Essay—Closing the Liars Loophole (Issue 12) identifies the malignant cancer within the healthcare system and society as the outwardly focusing behavioural psychological model, which denies the existence of consciousness—while the inwardly focusing existential model makes consciousness and the soul primordially important. (10 March 2003)

Essay—The Unified Field Theory (Issue 11) counts down the Euclidean hits from five to one in categorically nailing the vast majority of this little thing I like to call cosmic pi.  At this point in spacetime I would like to pay special tribute to my excellent wingman Albert Einstein (18791955).  (10 March 2003)


 

Essay—Singularity (Issue 10) identifies the trigger of the looming paradigm shift from the three-dimensionally conscioused Everyman to the four-dimensionally conscioused Superman as the 1935 Schrödinger's Cat though problemwhich proves that consciousness is real(10 March 2003)

Essay—QED Baby (Issue 9) presents a complementary view of reality—and argues that the synthesis of this complementary view with the everyday view is necessary for achieving global sustainability. QED is Latin for quod erat demonstrandum (ie. which was to be demonstrated) and is written at the bottom of a mathematical proof.  (28 June 2002)

Essay—The Bernoulli Model (Issue 8) recognizes the notion of wisdomand argues that the world is on the cusp of a monumental paradigm shift due to the imminent fall of the authoritian model and the rise of portfolio theory in the practical incarnation of The Bernoulli Model of governance.  (28 June 2002)

Essay—The Allegory of One (Issue 7) tells Plato’s allegory of the cave and the story of Creation—and then considers how things might have turned out differently had the story of Creation been interpreted allegorically rather than literally.  (28 June 2002)

Essay—Scientific Management (Issue 6) follows the development of relativity theory from Archimedes to Einstein—and then takes a parallel line of reasoning in considering the development of portfolio theory.  (28 June 2002)

Essay—The Deontological Argument (Issue 5) contrasts the ontological argument with the deontological argument to reveal the leap of faith necessary to achieve higher ontological valence—finally arriving at the inescapable conclusion that one is either going for the jugular or going through the motions.  (21 April 2001)

Essay—Art and Moral Choice (Issue 4) tells the story of The Fall and of the story behind The Fall that took place between the author, Albert Camus, and his French compatriot Jean-Paul Sartre.  Philosophymagazine is proud to proclaim Albert Camus—Man of the Twentieth Century.  As the American journalist Charles Rolo wrote—Camus is a man of unshakeable decency.  (7 May 2001)

Essay—The Great Cosmic Accounting Blunder (Issue 3) This link goes to the FriesenPress Bookstore where the reader can purchase the book containing this essay—The Theory of One: Realizing the Dream of a Final Theory. (14 December 2015)

Essay—Transcending Uncertainty (Issue 2) This link goes to the FriesenPress Bookstore where the reader can purchase the book containing this essay—The Theory of One: Realizing the Dream of a Final Theory. (14 December 2015)

Essay—Against Physics (Issue 1) This link goes to the FriesenPress Bookstore where the reader can purchase the book containing this essay—The Theory of One: Realizing the Dream of a Final Theory. (14 December 2015)



Essays—The Theory of One Collection

Art

Abstract

Introduction

Essay—Against Physics

Essay—Scientific Management

Essay—Transcending Uncertainty

Essay—The Allegory of One

Essay—The Great Cosmic Accounting Blunder

Essay—Caught in the Event Horizon

Essay—The Unified Field Theory

Essay—The Uncertainty Principle

Essay—The Unpardonable Sin

Essay—The Theory of One

Essay—Singularity

Essay—QED Baby

Essay—Einstein in Ten Minutes

Essay—The Nobel Prize

Essay—The Theory of One Revisited


Essays—The Bernoulli Model Collection

Christopher Bek Résumé

The Bek Bernoulli Brochure

Essay—Scientific Management

Essay—The Bernoulli Model

Essay—The Bernoulli Form

Essay—The Efficient Frontier

Essay—The Method of Moments

Essay—Applying The Bernoulli Model

Essay—The Metaphysics of Risk


Essays—Bad Behaviorism Collection

Essay—Closing the Liars Loophole

Essay—The Uncertainty Principle

Essay—The Unpardonable Sin

Essay—A Formal Patient

Essay—Twenty-Eight is a Perfect Number


Government Correspondence

Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (1 February 2016)

From—Christopher Bek

To—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Subject—Report and Essay Mailout (6 May 2015)

From—Christopher Bek

To—Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Subject—A Challenge for My Theory of One (1 November 2014)

From—Christopher Bek

To—Dr Elizabeth Cannon

Subject—A Challenge to Debate Behaviorism vs Existentialism (4 July 2014)

From—Christopher Bek

To—Dr David Gibbs

Subject—My House and the Nobel Prize (1 November 2013)

From—Christopher Bek

To—Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Subject—The Proposal of Ten Arguments (18 January 2013)

From—Christopher Bek

To—Premier Alison Redford

SubjectRequest for Consideration (6 November 2006)

From—Christopher Bek

To—Richard Alaire

SubjectRequest for Alberta Government Sponsorship of Philosophymagazine (17 July 2006)

From—Christopher Bek

To—Dr Roy Turner


 

SubjectProposal for Consulting Work (20 December 2004)

From—Christopher Bek

To—Right Honourable Paul Martin, Honourable Ralph Klein

SubjectPlan for Introduction of Scientific Pathway (28 November 2004)

From—Christopher Bek

To—Right Honourable Paul Martin, Honourable Ralph Klein

Enclosures (28 November—20 December 2004)


 

SubjectPoint of No Return (20 August 2003)

From—King Christopher

To—Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada

SubjectCriminal Charges Against Canadian Honourables and Doctors (21 July 2003)

From—King Christopher

To—Right Honourable Joe Clark, Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre

Enclosures (14 July—20 August 2003)


 

SubjectRequest for Agent Representation—Postscript (30 April 2003)

From—King Christopher

To—Right Honourable Joe Clark, Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre

SubjectRequest for Agent Representation (21 April 2003)

From—King Christopher

To—Right Honourable Joe Clark, Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre


 

SubjectNotification of Treasonable Action (1 April 2003)

From—King Christopher

To—Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada


 

Subject—Proposal for Public Court (21 February 2003)

From—King Christopher

To—Honourable Sharon Carstairs, Leader of the Senate of Canada

Subject—Proposal for Cooperation (14 February 2003)

From—King Christopher

To—Honourable Sharon Carstairs, Leader of the Senate of Canada


 

Subject—Proposal for Public Debate (14 February 2003)

From—King Christopher

To—Peter Mansbridge, Chief Correspondent of CBC News and Host of Mansbridge One on One

Proposed Public Debate Participants for 28 March 2003


 

Subject—Proposal for Cooperation (28 October 2002)

From—Christopher Bek

To—Canadian Prime Minster Jean Chrétien and Alberta Premier Ralph Klein


 

Subject—Lawful and Rightful Declaration of Kingship to Canada (28 September 2002)

From—Christopher Bek

To—Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada  


 

Subject—Recognition Request for Achievement of Scientific Greatness (28 June 2002)

From—Christopher Bek

To—Canadian Prime Minster Jean Chrétien and Alberta Premier Ralph Klein


 

Enclosures (28 June28 October 2002)

 

The Pythagorean Theorem

The Pythagorean Form. The figure above depicts proofs of the Pythagorean theorem from different civilizations. Pythagoras (582-500 BC) was the first to mathematically prove the Pythagorean theorem, which establishes certain and infallible knowledge that the square of the length of the hypotenuse of a right-angle triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the two sides—eg. five-squared = four-squared + three-squared. The Pythagorean proof sits at the base of Western rational thought for the reason that it is the very first realization of certain and infallible knowledge.  Astonishingly, Einstein's relativity in 1905 is little more than an application of the Pythagorean theorem. What is even more astonishing is that there is virtually no trace of the Pythagorean proof in any mathematical textbook found in Canada.


Christopher Bek Portfolio

King Christopher's Portfolio of Pictures

Résumé

Beautiful Art


 


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