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Mandelbrot Set 
By: Jonathan Coulton
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Rank this week: 17 (↑27)
Duration: 4:25 
Release Date: 10/1/2004  (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Lyrics By: Jonathan Coulton (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Music By: Jonathan Coulton (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Produced By: Jonathan Coulton (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Released By: Jonathan Coulton (Stavro Arrgolus) 
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Licensing: CC 
Keywords: FRACTAL GEOMETRY, MATHEMATICS 
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  • Mandelbrot's in heaven. Benoît Mandelbrot (1924 - 2010) (Stavro Arrgolus)
  • Song Lyrics:
    "Pathological monsters!" cried the terrified mathematician
    Every one of them is a splinter in my eye
    I hate the Peano Space and the Koch Curve
    I fear the Cantor Ternary Set
    The Sierpinski Gasket makes me want to cry
    And a million miles away, a butterfly flapped its wings
    On a cold November day, a man named Benoît Mandelbrot was born

    His disdain for pure mathematics and his unique geometrical insights
    Left him well equipped to face those demons down
    He saw that infinite complexity could be described by simple rules
    He used his giant brain to turn the game around
    And he looked below the storm and saw a vision in his head
    A bulbous pointy form
    He picked his pencil up and he wrote his secret down

    Take a point called Z in the complex plane
    Let Z1 be Z squared plus C
    And Z2 is Z1 squared plus C
    And Z3 is Z2 squared plus C and so on
    If the series of Z’s should always stay
    Close to Z and never trend away
    That point is in the Mandelbrot Set

    Mandelbrot Set- you're a Rorschach Test on fire
    You're a day-glo pterodactyl
    You're a heart-shaped box of springs and wire
    You're one badass f***ing fractal
    And you're just in time to save the day
    Sweeping all our fears away
    You can change the world in a tiny way

    Mandelbrot's in heaven; at least he will be when he's dead
    Right now he's still alive and teaching math at Yale
    He gave us order out of chaos; he gave us hope where there was none
    And his geometry succeeds where others fail
    If you ever lose your way, a butterfly will flap its wings
    From a million miles away, a little miracle will come to take you home

    Just take a point called Z in the complex plane
    Let Z1 be Z squared plus C
    And Z2 is Z1 squared plus C
    And Z3 is Z2 squared plus C and so on
    If the series of Z’s should always stay
    Close to Z and never trend away
    That point is in the Mandelbrot Set

    Mandelbrot Set- you’re a Rorschach Test on fire
    You're a day-glo pterodactyl
    You're a heart-shaped box of springs and wire
    You're one badass f***ing fractal
    And you're just in time to save the day
    Sweeping all our fears away
    You can change the world in a tiny way
    And you're just in time to save the day
    Sweeping all our fears away
    You can change the world in a tiny way
    Go on, change the world in a tiny way
    Come on, change the world in a tiny way

    ©2004 Jonathan Coulton
    (Stavro Arrgolus)
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    Current Rating 8.8 (1 vote)
    Played on 4 shows:
    02-13-16, #MMP-3701-01-12, #MMS-149
    07-07-13, #MMS-16302-06-10, #ROTP_285
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    Stavro Arrgolus   Offline  -  Editor, MP3  -  03-10-12 01:03 AM  -  9 years ago
    fiogf49gjkf0d
    It's been 16 months?!

    I could swear I just wrote that post...
    Tyro Arrgula   Offline  -  Editor  -  10-16-10 02:33 PM  -  10 years ago
    fiogf49gjkf0d
    Coulton's going to have to change the words to this a bit. Mandelbrot has just died.
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