We should leave our placid island of ignorance and take voyage upon the black seas of infinity

never   0 votes - 0 %
on Sunday afternoons   1 vote - 14 %
all weekend   2 votes - 28 %
when the stars are right   1 vote - 14 %
when the moon is full   1 vote - 14 %
all the time   1 vote - 14 %
when the Great Old Ones call   1 vote - 14 %
until terrifying vistas of reality open before us   0 votes - 0 %
 
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Consistency is scary? by dark nowhere (4.00 / 1) #1 Thu Jan 15, 2009 at 02:49:54 PM EST
Isn't the very utility of complex math that it provides a consistent shortcut through the aether? I suppose there's the issue that since we can't realize the complex space, we might find that some part of it terminates at some realizable place we'd rather not have found, say Mars Base or R'lyeh.

I think what Lovecraft was really trying to say was that as comprehension of these things dawns, the individual's state of mind breaks down. So while going over the material reads (to a mathematician) like a spooky story, actually comprehending it directly would put him or her in a rubber room. Or perhaps it would open up the way to Kadath. Wouldn't that be cool?

Chill out, snowflake.

+1FP by Driusan (4.00 / 1) #2 Thu Jan 15, 2009 at 03:47:20 PM EST
Contains math and C'thulhu.

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IAWTP by hulver (4.00 / 1) #3 Thu Jan 15, 2009 at 10:49:21 PM EST
On the other hand, posting this to the front page might wake the Great Old Ones from their slumber. 
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I don't see a drawback by debacle (4.00 / 2) #4 Fri Jan 16, 2009 at 03:58:57 AM EST
Couldn't be worse than what we've got going on now.

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It's possible. by Driusan (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Jan 16, 2009 at 08:32:31 AM EST
But it's also possible that you're overestimating your own influence.

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Ah you're one of them! by hulver (2.00 / 0) #7 Sat Jan 17, 2009 at 12:24:11 AM EST
Trying to bring about the rise of the Old Gods by making sure this gets posted to HuSi's front page when the stars are in alignment.

I'm on to you now.

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No by Driusan (2.00 / 0) #8 Sat Jan 17, 2009 at 04:59:14 AM EST
I'm trying to bring about the rise of the Great Old Ones by any means necessary.

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applications by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Jan 16, 2009 at 04:44:48 AM EST
I sure remember lots of 'j' use in electronics.. So force/magnetism and electronic gizmos surely have imaginary radians.. Like you, no idea what that really means, other than the math "works" when you throw them in..