I think I have one of the best repertoires of open Chrome tabs. The panoramic is composed of the most excellent blogs on tech, startups, futurism, longevity, computer science, AI, physics, cryptocurrencies, philosophy, personal development, bio-hacking, weird politics, writing, and some polymathic ones. It seemed a very impressive consumption gamut until I actually ventured out to create something unique to me; I discerned the sparseness of my unique thoughts.

Most of the novel outlooks I had were already fleshed out, articulated by someone much more celebrated. I was stuck with an open Notion doc and no original notions — incapacitated by my own expectations. Or what I coin as "The Init Fallacy" — indefinite exploration for low-hanging fruits, paralysing you to never make the init commit.

So the genesis of this blog has an underlying clause that bags "flawed-ship" — inconsistency, incompleteness & undecidability * — which, in turn, inspired the blog name.

Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems

In 1931, Kurt Gödel published two theorems proving that there can never be a complete, consistent mathematical theory of everything. To rephrase (coarsely), Maths will always have truths without proof and can never prove its own consistency.

This blew my mind the first time I grasped its implications. However, it also spawned a vague thread of profound understanding, derived from the jarring nature of reality for Mathematicians, and their continued endeavour regardless. Which is the fractional inspiration for this personal venture — a realisation that excellence can sprout even in the face of flawed-ship.

The two theorems:

Theorem VI

Any consistent formal system F within which a certain amount of elementary arithmetic can be carried out is incomplete; i.e., there are statements of the language of F which can neither be proved nor disproved in F.

Theorem XI

Assume F is a consistent formalized system which contains elementary arithmetic. Then ${\displaystyle F\not \vdash {\text{Cons}}(F)}$.

The scope of elucidating the theorems is beyond this blogpost (and beyond me). Check out these excellent resources for more.

sixeleven

Which is just a combination of the two theorems, or more precisely, the only option from the combinatorics available as a domain, while maintaining the property of rolling off the tongue. And, to be honest, it sounded cool. The name serves as an epithet for the hyperbole of perfection.

What Should You Expect From These Essays?

I'll write something I'm genuinely interested about: you can gauge the codomain from the domains above. If you're into science & technology, you might take away some interesting viewpoints. In any case, you can visualise the arc of a novice as I come to terms with my biases, realise my blindspots, and develop new ones — a case study for the curious.

About Me

Bio in third person.

I work as a Software Engineer at a mid-size company in Bengaluru, India. Previously, Data Scientist at a YC backed startup. You can probably get a good outline of my mental models from:

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