Q As pointed out under cartesian, the last name of the French genius that laid out a lot of things for us, including the basics of Cartesian Geometry, where parallel lines really do not meet, kind of like in the real world as we know it.

"Descartes" has a number of possible translations. The two best in my opinion, given the person associated with the name, are "in the cards" or "of the maps".

nocturnal "I have today suitably freed my mind of all cares, secured for myself a period of leisurely tranquility, and am withdrawing into solitude. At last I will apply myself earnestly and unreservedly to this general demolition of my opinions."
-from Meditation One: Concerning Those Things That Can Be Called into Doubt
rene "I will suppose not a supremely good God, the source of truth, but rather an evil genius, supremely powerful and clever, who has directed his entire effort at deceiving me. I will regard the heavens, the air, the earth, colors, shapes, sounds, and all external things as nothing but the bedeviling hoaxes of my dreams, with which he lays snares for my credulity." 010403
pSyche ghosts in a machine 060113
emmi i doubt, therefore i might be. 060113
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