Morgan is in the final crunch of finishing her dissertation draft, so Chris's brother Steve Webber joins us for a special "nerdout": analyzing the dual nature of fuzzy vs crisp systems! From physics to biology, from programming languages to human languages, the duality of fuzzy and crisp is everpresent.
Yes, this really is what Chris and Steve sound like whenever they get together...
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (but this version looks better on the web) and the 1980s lectures (also on Internet Archive but the YouTube uploads are more recent and higher quality)
The Most Beautiful Program Ever Written by William Byrd
Lisp 1.5 programmer's manual, which also now has a lovely reprint for sale (see Appendix B for Lisp in Lisp, albeit in m-expression rather than s-expression format... m-expressions never took on)
To Mock a Mockingbird by Raymond Smullyan. Also, presumably not the link Steve had shared with Chris back in the day (but maybe it was?) but here's a more math'y breakdown of some of the ideas, To Dissect a Mockingbird: A Graphical Notation for the Lambda Calculus with Animated Reduction
Neats and scruffies (see also our previous episode about machine learning)
Carcinisation (convergent evolution on "crabs")
Lojban, and here's a pretty good Lojban intro
The infamous Lojban "bear goo" debate