Humans are weird right? We have weird diets, we don’t know how to let the environment kill us, and we believe the oddest things. Like a day can be unlucky because of a number, or saying something makes it more likely to happen, or certain things bring bad luck. I just don’t see some of these things passing as we go into space.
Alien: Human friend, why have you locked yourself in your room?
Human: Because it’s Friday the 13th.
Alien: What does that have to do with anything?
Human: Bad luck, something always happens. I’m just going to sleep, see you tomorrow.
Alien: I… okay? *walks away perturbed and confused*
Alien: Human friend, have you made contact with your, ah, “Parents” recently?
Human: Shhhhh, don’t say it.
Alien: Say… what?
Human: Nothing, just… nothing.
Alien: … Do you mean, refer to your “pa-”
Human: DON’T MENTION THEM!!
Alien: But… why?
Human: They’ll call and then I have to deal with them and explain why I ran away to another space ship.
Listen. I firmly believe the Falconers play “the floor is lava”
After every practice, Georgia groups everyone up for announcements, and at the end she says calmly: “the floor is lava” and twenty grown men are clamoring to the nearest climbable object, shoving each other and kicking.
In a small gas station during a long roadie, someone from somewhere in the store shouts “the floor is lava!” and ten seconds later there’s two shelves down and Jack is apologizing to a tired manager while sitting on the cashier counter, not touching the floor
During lunch in the dining area, Jack sits with Tater, Snowy, Marty, Thirdy, Guy, and Poots. They’re talking idly and quietly, guy says “so, you hear about the floor?” Jack and Marty groan, Tater grins, Poots braces for it. “it’s apparently lava” guy finishes.
There’s food knocked to the floor as Guy just continues eating his lunch like nothing.
They’ve broken two chairs, a coffee table, Jacks wrist, and a lamp.
yall wanna hear something cool and completely unrelated to this blog, okay theres all these different sets of numbers right, and all these sets of numbers are infinite
So the number sets kinda look like this,
a [all the real numbers]
a + bi [the complex numbers which include i the imaginary number which is really just another way of looking at how algebra can function (we can now take the square root of negative numbers), which is a different take on algebra where we simply had the set of real numbers]
and then you get
a + bi + cj + dk [quaternions, which is the next step up from the complex numbers in algebra, and are a new set of numbers that have a new way of looking at algebra, and are also infinite]
So about the complex numbers, thats numbers that include i, the ~imaginary number~ which is a terrible name for it, it’s not imaginary, just a completely different bit of algebra that doesnt work with what was previously thought to be algebraic laws and rules. Because before we had i you couldn’t take the square root of a negative number, because thats just not how the real numbers worked. It changed how algebra functioned with this new set of numbers.
You can just change the set of rules for math for it to work, by creating something new, as long as it all logically follows.
Anyway, once you get past the complex numbers you hit this cool thing called quaternions, which is another set of numbers, except in this set of numbers, which are also infinite, they don’t follow all of the rules of algebra we were previously taught to believe, in this set of numbers we don’t have the commutativity property,
[commutativity property is where a*b = c, and b*a = c]
without this it means if you multiply numbers together together in different orders, you get different answers. Which isn’t how any of the other previous sets of numbers work in algebra.
in regular algebra which works with all those numbers up to the complex numbers: 2*3 = 6, and 3*2 = 6
In quaternions: j*k = i, but k*j = -i
So with quaternions
i^2 = -1
j^2 = -1
k^2 = -1
But you know whats wild about this, in this set of numbers:
i*j*k = -1
And the order does matter in this set of numbers.
because in this set of algebra
i*j = k BUT heres the wild part j*i = -k
we can see it again:
j*k = i, BUT k*j = -i
When you multiply j*k you get i, when you multiply k*j you get -i, which isn’t how any of the other number sets behind this one in algebra work, isn’t that wild?
There’s a part of math where basic definitions of algebra don’t exist for these types of numbers to exist, and the further you keep going into new numbers, the more fundamental rules of algebra you start losing for the number sets to exist.
and this guy just came up with it walking across a bridge
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