By Hob Broun
From the writer of internal Tube and Odditorium, a publication of strikingly unique, convention-defying brief stories
Cardinal Numbers is a posthumous selection of brilliantly enigmatic brief fiction via Hob Broun, written because of a respirator while the writer was once paralyzed from the neck down. Witty and entire of minimalist shock, those tales flirt with fragment, fabulism, and college. In “Rosella, in Stages,” an previous woman’s adventure is movingly charted throughout the voice of her writing in six diverse lifestyles stages—and in six pages, no much less. “Highspeed Linear major Street,” a standout story and an inventive credo of types, facilities on a photographer’s fixation on road lifestyles, whereas the surreal “Finding Florida” encompasses a Che Guevara who turns into struck with eager for a librarian and gets a few unwelcome information from a fortune teller.
Powerfully felt in addition to mordantly humorous, Cardinal Numbers is a freshly singular contribution to the yank brief tale.
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However, the primordial slowing down is not for these phenomena a zero-instant with which they break but rather a condition coextensive with their whole development. To slow down is to set a limit in chaos to which all speeds are subject, so that they form a variable determined as abscissa, at the same time as the limit forms a universal constant that cannot be gone beyond (for example, a maximum degree of contraction). The ﬁrst functives are therefore the limit and the variable, and reference is a relationship between values of the variable or, more profoundly, the relationship of the variable, as abscissa of speeds, with the limit.
But Heisenberg’s formulation still presupposes the objective existence of space and time as the neutral, unproblematic arena in which quantized particlewaves interact (albeit indeterministically); and it is precisely this would-be arena that quantum gravity problematizes. ∂∂ Third, the postmodern sciences overthrow the static ontological categories and hierarchies characteristic of modernist science. , quantum ﬁelds). Intriguingly, these homologous features arise in numerous seemingly disparate areas of science, from quantum gravity to chaos theory to the biophysics of self-organizing systems.
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