27 July 2006
assorted platonic objects
They don't exist in our universe and spacetime.
We can't have contact with them with our senses. We can only make contact with them through our intellect.
They exist unchanged in a Locus which is eternal. Their existence is independent of the existence of human beings. If we never existed, they would always have existed, and always will exist.
Each image had never been seen by humans until a human specified equations and data points for a computer to draw it. But the platonic object the image represents had always existed. So a human cannot invent a platonic object; a human can only be the first to discover it.
They are Perfect (like perfect circles, perfectly straight lines, dimensionless points, etc.); nothing in our Universe of matter and energy is perfect or immune from decay, entropy, disorder or corruption.
The Pythagoreans (e-mail Vleeptron for a Membership Application) believe that Number is the Ultimate Reality. The stuff we bumble around in, and in which we are currently having a senseless ultraviolent war with yet no end in sight, is just a pale distortion of the ultimate numerical reality. The more we think our Reality is the Ultimate Reality, the more we need new eyeglasses or a hearing aid. Of course this isn't Reality. Who in his right mind would design such a place, inhabit it with sentient creatures, and then subject them to all this crap?
In the Platonic Locus, we can experience a seemingly infinite volume of Absolute Objective Non-Personal Truth. Where do you get much of that around here?
I filched all of these, Leave A Comment if you want to know where from.