BOOTSTRAPPING A UNIVERSE — Big History Project

David Christian Distinguished Professor of History, Macquarie University Sydney, Australia We say that computers “boot up.” The metaphor is that of “bootstrapping”: the surrealistic challenge of trying to lift yourself into the air by pulling really, really hard on your bootstraps. Archimedes could have told you why it doesn’t work. You need something else, outside […]

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