Page 252. " It was the 2,400-year-old Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu. "
Yin yang
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The Tao Te Ching is the fundamental text of Taoism, a pantheistic religion which originated in China. It is a naturalistic system of beliefs. The word Tao means 'path' or 'way'.



Page 259. " His name was Jules Henri Poincaré. "

Jules Henri Poincaré (1854-1912) was a great mathematician, philosopher and physicist. He famously won the King of Sweden's award for resolving the three-body problem, was a proponent of relativity, and laid the groundwork for Chaos theory. He was also involved in the Dreyfus Affair that rocked France at the turn of the Twentieth Century.


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Page 262. " the Brave New World of Aldous Huxley and the 1984 of George Orwell. "
Both famous dystopian novels are modeled on Yevgeny Zamyaltin's We and depict a frightening future and a technocratic surveillance-society. In both novels there is a lack of freedom among the ordinary workers and people.

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