Kurt Godel (Part 2)

Last week I talked about Kurt Gödel (1906-1978), whom Einstein said was “the greatest logician since Aristotle.” Amongst Gödel’s papers found after he passed was a proof for the existence of God. I’ve been asked to expand on that, so, sure, I’ll do my best! But first, more context will be helpful. In my mind…

Kurt Gödel

“A Day Dawns”              W. Zeitler [Piano] Order of Chivalry: Truth        W. Zeitler [Organ] One of the major mathematicians of the 20th century was Kurt Gödel (1906–1978), who dropped a major thought bomb right in the middle of mathematics much like Einstein (1879-1955) dropped one in the…

April 1, 2017: Widor

Toccata in F                      D. Buxtehude (1637–1707) [ORGAN] Toccata from Organ Symphony No. 5    C.-M. Widor (1844-1937) [ORGAN] Charles-Marie Widor was born in to a family of organ builders, and initially studied music — especially organ — with his father. The French organ builder Aristide…

The Passing of an Icon

Prelude in Bm (BWV 544) J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Fugue in Bm Scholars say that the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) — in terms of percentage of the population that perished — was the deadliest in European history. It was a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. Some of that was religious ideology. Meanwhile, some kings and…