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Edmund Schluessel

Choice is an Axiom

Published Mar 28, 2019 · 3,144 words (12 minutes) · 2 likes · 925 views

Science Fiction Axiomatic set theory Hard science fiction infinity Hard SF child loss Mathematics Math Logic Couples

An expert in gnosticism says I've retold a creation myth. The seed for this story was the idea of some things being unknowable--Gödel's incompleteness theorem. There're also references to axiomatic set theory. There's an exploration of the dialectical relationship between thought and matter. All these wondrous tools to understand the universe are really ways of understanding people. This is a story about a couple growing up together, and growing apart.

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