Mandelbrot, who had joint French and US nationality, developed fractals as a mathematical way of understanding the infinite complexity of nature.
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I'd be willing to bet that those people we dislike most are often nowhere near as truly and completely evil as we imagine, and similarly those who we admire most are in truth quite likely to be far less angelic.
Please believe me when I tell you that many things in New Zealand are stuck in a Time Warp... not just the trees. Even the computer I'm typing this on is from the last century.