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Originally posted by Maluhia
I starred your post before I got to the part about Jesus dying on the cross for our sins. I believe the symbolic Jesus did not die for our sins but rather, he arose from the dead to show us we are eternal. And he forgave his killers - to show us the point you were making in your first three paragraphs.
Yes - only forgiveness or a positive can cancel a negative. Just as only light can dispel darkness.
Originally posted by Maluhia
I starred your post before I got to the part about Jesus dying on the cross for our sins. I believe the symbolic Jesus did not die for our sins but rather, he arose from the dead to show us we are eternal. And he forgave his killers - to show us the point you were making in your first three paragraphs.
SuperiorEd: I love these sort of explorations of the anthropomorphizing of mathematics, especially regarding philosophical and metaphysical topics. I have explored and shared with a couple of friends one using i (square root of negative one) that is a lot of fun. Especially when you start exploring the powers of i. I would be curious to see if you see anything in i and perhaps we can swap notes to see if they line up!
Namaste!
Originally posted by bogomil
There is no functional 'mathematics' present here, and all allegorical references to such a 'mathematics' are just semantic excesses and fantasies.
Originally posted by ErgoTheConfusion
Originally posted by bogomil
There is no functional 'mathematics' present here, and all allegorical references to such a 'mathematics' are just semantic excesses and fantasies.
Oh... ok. Thanks for the help.
SuperiorEd: I look forward to sharing what I see in that very cool "imaginary number" this evening after work.
Namaste Friends!
Originally posted by bogomil
It's only a help to those, who never made it past 7th or 8th grade in school.
The part on allegories is maybe slightly more complex, because the semantics are brain-numbing.
Originally posted by ErgoTheConfusion
Originally posted by bogomil
It's only a help to those, who never made it past 7th or 8th grade in school.
The part on allegories is maybe slightly more complex, because the semantics are brain-numbing.
I appreciated your help of offering your point of view for consideration, but I disagreed with it as should be obvious by my own pursuit of enjoying the exploration of how mathematics and subjective internal emotional states can be related.
If a person of a more materialistic only mindset believes that mathematical principles form the foundation of the universe, then emotions and personality should, according to this view, also be dependent upon and derived from mathematical principles. Thus the pursuit of the "personality of math in motion" is intimately intertwined with the study of both people and "pure" math.
Everything is a metaphor. Everything. Especially math.
Namaste!edit on 30-8-2011 by ErgoTheConfusion because: (no reason given)
YOU WROTE:
There is no functional 'mathematics' present here, and all allegorical references to such a 'mathematics' are just semantic excesses and fantasies.
I think a book could be written here. The i and -i making the only square roots of -1. Nice. The imaginary I provides at least one root for each polynomial. The extension of finite length constructed from variables and constants using using only the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and non-negative integer exponents.
There are no square roots of zero, yet zero is every number and no number at all. If you add all the numbers negative and positive, you get zero (all numbers and none). Zero is infinity at rest. God is infinity at rest. God cannot be squared into roots, yet he is the roots that produce all variables.
i and -i are necessary to produce at least one root for each polynomial. I is the unknown quantity.
Originally posted by bogomil
reply to post by SuperiorEd
You wrote (on functional mathematics):
["Are you sure about this, or could it be that you just don't get it?"]
For a while I was a teacher of mathematics in highschool.
Quote: ["There are in fact two square roots of −1, namely i and − i,"]
Wellll, I never....there's always something new to learn from link-quotations.