Overview Edit

This Dialogue foreshadows several new topics in the book. Ostensibly concerned with Zen Buddhism and kõans, it is actually a thinly veiled discussion of theoremhood and nontheoremhood, truth and falsity, of strings in number theory. There are fleeting references to molecular biology - particularly the Genetic Code. There is no close affinity to the Musical Offering, other than in the title and the playing of self-referential games.