colet.patrice at free.fr
Mon May 23 15:21:14 CEST 2011
In fact I'm wondering if pegasus was a representation of something
well known in the past europe, like thunder, in some other cultures
thunder was certainly represented by dragons.
Human brain could have developped a language by using fictional
animals to describe physical phenomenons, and this language would
have been re-interpreted to something else by the immixtion of
Two snakes wrapped around a tree could have been how people
represented double layer structure in a plasma.
Fiction might refer to a reality becoming slightly different each time
it passes through the synaptic network of human brain, mostly when
parameters are missing for doing the computation.
That might be how we come to weird things like dark matter, when ignoring
electrical interaction at a galaxy scale well explained by Hannes Alfvén,
when he compare a galaxy with homopolar motors.
----- "Bryan Jurish" <jurish at uni-potsdam.de> a écrit :
> moin Patrice,
> On 2011-05-23 05:09, Patrice Colet wrote:
> > We can imagine many different kinds of new animals, some also have
> been modelized since a long time through sculptures,
> > we know that almost all those weird animals are not and have never
> been real.
> To pick a much-overused example, is the sentence "Pegasus is a flying
> horse" true or false? Or do we need to ditch the principle of
> bivalence? What the heck does "Pegasus" refer to anyways? Clearly,
> can all parse the sentence and assign it some kind of semantic
> interpretation, and no one here is claiming to have actually
> any airborne equines recently, but I think there's more going on here
> than can be adequately described by "so-and-so-many synapses in
> these-and-those brains dumped so-and-so-many neurotransmitters of
> such-and-such a chemical composition into their respective synaptic
> in response to an influx of such-and-such a mean volume of sodium
> ions"... to put it bluntly, how `real' is fiction? Maybe that's what
> you were getting at in the first place; apologies if I'm beating a
> horse, airborne or otherwise ;-)
> Bryan Jurish "There is *always* one more
> jurish at uni-potsdam.de -Lubarsky's Law of Cybernetic
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