Future, Present, & Past:

~~ Giving itself latitude and leisure to take any premise or inquiry to its furthest associative conclusion.
Critical~~ Ready to apply, to itself and its object, the canons of reason, evidence, style, and ethics, up to their limits.
Traditional~~ At home and at large in the ecosystem of practice and memory that radically nourishes the whole person.

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Good luck with that

The resident teenager pointed out yesterday that the Wikipedia article List of Numbers begins with this stock disclaimer:
This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness.
To quote G.K. Chesterton: that is what one calls a powerful understatement.
You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries.
Yet one more way to waste time on the internet, or crowdsourcing at its finest?
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what's a heaven for?
(That last bit is from a different Wikipedia article. No need to expand Browning.)


  1. of course, to be fair, the Wikip article is really about "significant" numbers, not every one from infinitesimal to Omega; it's just the incongruity between title and comment that made me smile.