Thinking about thinking

I participated in a TV shoot today, which was great fun. It was a science show, and we mostly talked about math.

But we also got to talk about a lot of topics related to math. And some of those topics had less to do with math itself than with what it means to be human.

After all, so far as we know, humans are the only beings on our planet who think about mathematical questions. We eagerly grapple with questions of infinity, even as these bodies of ours remain trapped within a finite reality.

Thinking about thinking, I realize how fortunate we are. Even though we are stuck within this Earthly plane, we have these incredible minds that are free to roam through boundless infinities, unfettered by the chains of mortal existence.

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