This might seem a bit off-track but a blog inspired, even loosely, by Alan Turing, can hardly not mention Kurt Gödel. In simple terms, it could be said that Gödel was to Mathematics what Turing was to Computer Science but even that’s a pretty one-dimensional portrayal. Both were intrigued by what was *possible* in science and mathematics and both shed light on how one area of research could be used to model another. Turing’s work with the patterns of nature has parallels with Gödel’s models of the universe. Both were intent on considering the ‘bigger picture’, whether spiritual or part of a ‘master program’. Turing saw order in chaos; Gödel saw God in science. Continue reading