Does anyone know the term "post-postulate"? I've never heard it otherwise, a friend who is a mathematician never heard it, and google throws up really random results, i.e. not as a term, but just as coincidental pairing of words. (On the order of: "pre-postulate, we couldn't achieve the result, but post-postulate, we can conclude...). Wolfe (or should I say VRT) uses the term as if it's an established one, but I'm having trouble finding evidence of its preexistence, let alone what it means (as opposed to just a postulate). Anyone ever seen or heard it in any other context?
Hello, first time poster here. I have been following the podcast cover Fifth Head of Cerberus at work and in Episode 44, the Wrap Up, Brandon and Glenn briefly talk about Neal Stephenson's Anathem and how its use of leaves as paper could be a nod to Fifth Head. Glenn also says there are several Book of the New Sun references in Anathem. I'm a big fan of Anathem and read the Book of New Sun last year, but I'm at a loss of spotting the references. Can anyone help me out, or is this discussed in another episode?