On Feb 14, 6:50 am, Jason Resch <jasonre...@gmail.com> wrote: > Perhaps humans are merely > severely disabled when it comes to seeing and feeling the mathematical > reality and our deficit in seeing this reality is much the same as an ant's > poor vision prevents it from making out a mountain vista.
If mathematicians share this deficit, then they are doing maths successfully without being able to peep into Plato's heaven, so they Plato's heaven does not explain their abilities. There is no need to posit its existence to explain anything. >Nevertheless, a > creature with such a capability is not inconceivable, and arguably some > synesthetes have experienced this. > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Tammet#Synesthesia Or synaesthetes are just co-opting their visual processing to solve maths problems, as graphics co-processors can also be used for number crunching. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_processing_unit#Stream_Processing_and_General_Purpose_GPUs_.28GPGPU.29 BYW, Tammet is no good at "advanced maths" which tends not to be visualisable. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.