The Fabric of Reality

The Fabric of Reality by David Deutsch Among the most insightful and profound books I’ve ever read. Although the title (and especially the subtitle) might make it seem like this is another in an endless stream of pop-sci infotainment books on hypey topics in theoretical physics, it is most definitely not that. I found the…

Scivias and the illuminations of Hildegard von Bingen

Scivias by Hildegard of Bingen Hildegard von Bingen’s Scivias (short for “Scito vias Domini,” or “Know the Ways of the Lord”) is, as the title suggests, mostly comprised of various divinely-ordained rules for life, with an emphasis on potential social deviancy. In a manner reminiscent of the Book of Revelation (or even the Quran), Hildegard…