Teach thy tongue to say “I do not know” and thou shall progress ~ Talmud (Tractate Berachot 4a) – Misattributed to Maimonides
Believe those who are seeking truth, doubt those who find it ~ André Gide
Have the courage to know, but more importantly, have the courage to doubt ~ A. Ghazali
Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children ~ Khalil Gibran
Think of it: of the infinity of real numbers, those that are most important to mathematics — 0, 1, √2, e and π — are located within less than four units on the number line. A remarkable coincidence? A mere detail in the Creator’s grand design? I let the reader decide ~ Eli Maor, ‘e: The Story of a Number’ (1994)
You honor me by reading this. I am a philosopher, logician and mathematician by training. Since 2006, under the tutelage of my cousin Ramzi Khuri, a world-renowned super-string theorist, I have mostly been researching M-theory. Since 2/2/2017, I have been writing a book titled: ‘Why M-Theory Better be True: Arguments from Mathematics’. I targeted Charles Parsons, Haim Gaifman, Shaughan Lavine, Issac Levi, Sidney Morgenbesser, Thomas Pogge, Edward SaidHerves Jaquet, David Albert, and Melvin Schwartz in 1983, my first year in America, to study philosophy, mathematics and logic at Columbia University. I spent my first year at Harvard University, before Melvin Schwartz and my uncle, the late Edward Said, lured me to Columbia University. I got into philosophy, mathematics, and logic very early in life, and into superstring-theory due to the influence of my cousin Ramzi Khuri. I did my Doctoral studies in mathematical logic and the philosophy of science at The Graduate Center/CUNY under the supervision of Jerrold Katz, Hartry Field, and Elliott Mendelson. Amid the many views I revisionistically and provisionally adhere to, I am a metaphysical realist, never to be confused with scientific realism, though I am a harsh critic of scientific anti-realism programs, a virtue epistemologist, virtue ethicist, all things Arthur Danto on art and aesthetics, and a mathematical Platonist. I am a post-humanist, quasi-atheist/methodological agnostic, ex-existentialist, recovering Marxist, liberal-egalitarian, and Kantian ‘leftist’. I have a blog on radio: you humble me if you listen 

I also had the privilege to study SuperString/M-Theory at The Institute for Advanced Study with Edward Witten, Michael AtiyahShiing-Shen Chern, and Chen-Ning Yang  and I have worked on various models of supersymmetry, on T-duality, the AdS/CFT Correspondence, Quantum Gravity, U-Duality, and Mirror Symmetry.

Plato is my friend – Aristotle is my friend – but my greatest friend is truth ~ Isaac Newton
Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt ~ Richard P. Feynman
Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
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