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Ryan Somma

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in Daytona Beach, Florida, The United States
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Fun Facts about Ryan Somma:

(Barely) Graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute with a BA in English and a 2.1 GPA and is a lifetime member of MENSA.

Has spent over a decade working in Information Technologies as a Web Programmer, building cloud-based applications for clients such as Lockheed Martin, PSINet, Sony Corporation, Eastern Virginia Medical School, and the United States Coast Guard.

Currently resides in Occoquan, Virginia, 30 minutes south of Washington DC, with his wife Vicky and son Sagan (named after Carl “Cosmos” Sagan).

Has run a successful blog at ideonexus.com for nearly 10 years.

Writes because he wants to be read.

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Magic Square Tic Tac Toe

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Adding to my expanding collection of Explorable Explanations (EEs), I’ve been interested in isomorphs of various board games. For example, the game Snakes and Ladders / Chutes and Ladders (a game with zero player agency originally intended to teach Hindu children the concepts of karma and destiny), can be played with just a six-sided dice and some rules:

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Entropy of Imagination

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The Spiraling Web

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Carl Sagan
“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light‐years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. So are our emotions in the presence of great art or music or literature, or acts of exemplary selfless courage such as those of Mohandas Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr. The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.”
Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark




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