O Time Thy Pyramids: The Library of Babel

O Time Thy Pyramids: The Library of Babel

In Jorge Luis Borges' masterful short story "The Library of Babel," librarians and cultists wander a vast honeycomb library of hexagonal rooms -- rooms that contain not only all books but all possible books, from unwritten masterpieces to tomes of typographical nonsense. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe venture into this metaphoric labyrinth for contemplations of genetics, cosmology, philosophy, computer programing and magic.

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External Content:

"The Library of Babel" by Jorge Luis Borges

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Topics in this Podcast: infinity, fiction, Literature, Cosmology, evolution, math, philosophy