i spy with my little i, the negative root of the matter.
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From: "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 12:08 PM
Subject: OT - Euler's identity
> How about Euler's identity?
> e^(i * pi) + 1 = 0
> Carrol Cox wrote:
> > Diana Manister wrote:
> > >
> > > Huh? The formula for Einstein's Specail Theory of Relativity is a
> > > language, but I see no emotional state expressed by it. Diana
> > Excitement? Urge to explore it? Wonder?
> > Surely there is emotional impact in a*2+b*2=c*2?
> > Within a calculation those expressions are not language, and are
> > processed by a different part of the brain. But in a verbal context, as
> > in Hawking's A Brief History of Time or in a history of the ancient
> > world they are certainly affective or the writer wouldn't bother to put
> > them in. Hawking's calls attention to the fact that the only equation in
> > his book is e+mc*2. The unity of energy and matter has no emotional
> > impact?!
> > Attention is an emotion.
> > Carrol
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