Richard Dawkins: Favorite Book (fwd)
William S. Lear
rael at zopyra.com
Tue Dec 1 07:43:47 PST 1998
On Tue, December 1, 1998 at 10:00:06 (-0500) Max Sawicky writes:
>> . . . My favorite is Lacan's identification of the erect penis with the
>square root of minus one, . . .
>This is what I want someone to explain to me
>(the mathematical part).
x = sqrt(-1)
x * x = -1
x = phallus
phallus * phallus = -1
phallus = -1/phallus
A phallus is the (erect) inverted mirror image of itself. Or, a
phallus sees a world composed of only itself, distorted in the
complex mirror of a selfish existence.
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