Alice in Wonderland is warning us for the dangers of Algebra!

As you all know I am both a fan of Alice in Wonderland and Algebra, so I was quite surprised to find an article talking about how the story actually warns people for the dangers of Abstract Algebra… The writer was indeed a mathematician, so it may be possible after all… And given the fact Algebra (and sleep deprivation, and food deprivation, and my genetically determined schizoid disfunction)  indeed made me insane… it might also be true!

[…] The madness of Wonderland, I believe, reflects Dodgson’s views on the dangers of [the] new symbolic algebra.

The article itself is very interesting, I find… definitely worth a read…

http://www.alice-in-wonderland.net/explain/algebra.html

About quantumphysica

My name is QuantumPhysica The Insane, but you can call me QP. I am insane, admitted to a mental hospital in Belgium, and waiting for a decent diagnosis at the moment. Once I was a physics student with goals in life and what more; now I'm simply the patient of Room 93. Ever wondered what life is like in the psychiatric ward? I'll tell you everything you ever wanted to know... I am... particularly twitchy of personality. But I also am genuinely interested in everything. There is nothing that doesn't interest me, really. Everything, from quantum computers to fashion and cars to traveling... I also give advice. On anything. No taboos whatsoever. And I make lists of things...
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