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Tupper's self-referential formula: A formula that plots itself

  1. Aug 15, 2012 #1


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  3. Aug 15, 2012 #2
    Truly amazing.. :surprised
  4. Aug 15, 2012 #3


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    I'm compelled to find meaning in this or some secret to the nature of life... or some such pseudo intellectual crap.
  5. Aug 15, 2012 #4
    heh, if it can reproduce, is it alive? :wink:
  6. Aug 15, 2012 #5


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    That's quine cute.
  7. Aug 15, 2012 #6
    I remember Stephen Hawking commenting on the Theory of everything by questioning: "Is the unified theory so compelling that it brings about its own existence?" Atleast on a 2D plane, this equation does.
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  8. Aug 15, 2012 #7
    this has changed my life
  9. Aug 15, 2012 #8

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    Nice, but not very deep. Seems a bit like the initially surprising statement that pi (if it proves to be a normal number) contains the total sum of all human knowledge encoded in it digits, including complete video footage of every single humans life, whether dead, living or yet to be born, and interesting stuff like the list of lotto numbers in all times and a very detailed and accurate account of what happened to all your socks that went missing over the years. Its all there, tucked in between some fragments of noise.

    [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normal_number
  10. Aug 15, 2012 #9
    To be fair, pi has not yet been proved normal.
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    Takes one to know one :tongue2:
  12. Aug 15, 2012 #11


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    Boom roasted.
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