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jim.spice's Avatar Jump to comment 20 by jim.spice

My ten-year-old daughter within the past month has approached me with both "does everyone see red as red, or is my red their blue?" and "what's on the other side of the last star?" We must be doing something right.

On a somewhat related note, I have always been jealous of those who can visualize beyond the standard 3+time dimensions. In graphing multi-variate equations, I've fallen back to imbuing 5th-and-beyond variables with non-traditional properties. That is, not only is a data point plotted on x,y,z and T axes, but is assigned gray-scale hue, rated from smooth to fuzzy, is loud or quiet, etc. I'd never make the attempt to explain these to others, but they have served as a useful little mind tool to me.

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