Well, seems like any laws governing plagiarism may need to be redesign in the Library of Babel - since everything does exist already in written form, how an author can prove authorship?
There is another story of Borges, which deals with combinatorics, namely "Funes, the Memorious". Great deal of possible combinations of multiple objects can usually yield very few truly useful ones in certain context. In a way, generalization and abstraction is somewhat inevitable to make sense out of that legion of permutations.
posted by Anvar Amangoulov
December 25, 2008 @ 1:42 AM
"Penguins are 10 times older than humans and have been here for a very, very long time," said Daniel Ksepka, Ph.D., a North Carolina State University research assistant professor. Dr. Ksepka researches the evolution of penguins and how they came to inhabit the African continent.
Because penguins have been around for over 60 million years, their fossil record is extensive. Fossils that Dr. Ksepka and his colleagues have discovered provide clues about migration patterns and the diversity of penguin species.
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