Cheryl Lee Harnish

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Cheryl Lee Harnish

Cheryl Lee Harnish was exposed to the world of metaphysics at a very early age. Her father was infatuated with the paranormal and ESP. It was a natural event to sit around the kitchen table with her siblings playing spoon-bending or guessing the suit of a card. The fun of play quickly left when it became more of a show of ability. The pressure of having to “perform” was overwhelming. She would put that part of her life far behind her until many years later. After undergoing many sessions of hypnotherapy for depression, Cheryl’s intuitive abilities spontaneously re-opened to...

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Benoît Mandelbrot

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Benoît Mandelbrot

  Benoit Mandelbrot, whose pioneering work on fractal geometry made him one of the few modern mathematicians to approach widespread fame, died October 14 at the age of 85. Mandelbrot coined the term “fractal” in 1975 to describe irregular shapes in nature and in mathematics that exhibit self-similarity—like snowflakes or Romanesco broccoli, they look roughly the same at varying scales. The so-called Mandelbrot set, a plot of complex numbers whose boundary forms a fractal, provided perhaps the most visually entrancing embodiment of the concept. In books such as The...

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