There is more mathematics involved in that problem than I can digest, for lack of time. Link.
Being a Siberian, I got an especially warm appreciation of Mudflats, a blog from Alaska. See, for example, A Photo Safari of Wasilla, Alaska – Home of Sarah Palin. Some pictures look like coming from Twin Peaks.
Theory and Practice From The Standpoint of Dialectical Materialism
Source: Science at the Crossroads: Papers Presented to the International Congress of the History of Science and technology Held in London from June 29th to July 3rd, 1931 by the delegates of the U.S.S.R, Frank Cass and Co., 1931. Online Version: For marxists.org May, 2002
The crisis of present-day capitalist economy has produced a most profound crisis in the whole of capitalist culture; a crisis in individual branches of science, a crisis in epistemology, a crisis in world outlook, a crisis in world feeling. In such historical circumstances the question of the interrelations between theory and practice has also become one of the most acute problems, and, moreover, as a question both of theory and of practice simultaneously. Therefore we have to examine problems from various aspects: (a) as a problem of epistemology, (b) as a problem of sociology, (c) as a problem of history, (d) as a problem of modern culture. Lastly, it is interesting (e) to verify the corresponding theoretical conceptions from the gigantic experience of the revolution, and (f) to give a certain forecast.