Imaginary Numbers: Psychiatry?
Posted in the Anthropology Forum
#1 Feb 24, 2013
Why do mathematicians construct imaginary (non-real or non-observed and hence merely theoretical) numbers as logical models of uncertainty verifiability?
The great writer and philosoper Lewis Carroll wrote about the imaginary possibility that the world we see inside a mirror may actually have its own perceptual validity and hence, oddly enough, its own virtual space.
Indeed, such a contemplation has been explored in many forms and works: Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" (1818) explored the strange idea of tampering with natura life cycles; Steven Spielberg's "A.I.(Artificial Intelligence" (2001) explored the incredible possibility of replicating human consciousness in a non-organic life form; David Cronengberg's "The Fly" (1986) explored the amazing idea that physical teleportation would elevate human intelligence and perception.
These concepts regarding seemingly impossible transformations of physical reality not only speak to intellectual complexities regarding perception imagination but also to the distinct possibility that unusual psychiatric therapies regarding guided illusion exaggeration discussion are comforting.
Do these human considerations reflect how ambition-themed Hollywood (USA) movies such as "Mystic Pizza" (1988) and "I, Robot" (2004) can be logically marketed as species symbols?
Are they printing movie posters on hemp/recycled paper yet?
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