Terry Moore: Why is 'x' the unknown?

"To write a word or a phrase or a sentence in Arabic is like crafting an equation, because every part is extremely precise and carries a lot of information.” (Terry Moore)

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Why is 'x' the symbol for an unknown? In this short and funny talk, Terry Moore gives the surprising answer.

Terry Moore directs the Radius Foundation in New York, which, as its website says, "seeks new ways of exploring and understanding dissimilar conceptual systems or paradigms -- scientific, religious, philosophical, and aesthetic -- with the aim to find a world view of more complete insight and innovation. The Radius Foundation is a forum for different views."

The foundation has published several works that examine the intersection of religion and metaphysics with science and social action.

"Algebra’ roughly translates to ‘the system for reconciling disparate parts." (Terry Moore)


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