24 ago. 2011

Oddly Specific Dreams

I dreamt that some people I knew sightly or had come into contact with were applying complex mathematical models in an inappropriate way to things they knew nothing about. I was arguing that they had to have some actual empirical data about these things in order to have some solid data to input into the algorithms, and also had to have a theory about what the mathematical manipulation of the data was supposed to accomplish. They dismissed my concerns, though, as being evidence of my anti-mathematical disposition.

The people themselves, and the actual things they were applying their models to, had no identity in the dream. The only clear point was the intellectual debate itself.

7 comentarios:

Casey dijo...

Can you elaborate on the math?

Jonathan dijo...

I'm afraid I can't. In the dream it just felt like a kind of oversatiation of the digestive system.

Casey dijo...

Era el sueño basado en la realidad?

Jonathan dijo...

Por nada, excepto por el hecho de que las sensaciones corporales encontraban su metáfora "matemática" en el error intellectual.

Casey dijo...

Por lo tanto, el cuerpo estaba en la repugnancia hacia las matemáticas? ¿O es que usted se siente una repugnancia hacia las matemáticas en su cuerpo? ¿O fue el error en verdad tu cuerpo? ¿O fue una repugnancia percepción de las matemáticas, la totalidad del cuerpo.

Jonathan dijo...

Algo por el estilo.

Casey dijo...

Vago. Es broma.