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Thread #59418 Message #2791568
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
18-Dec-09 - 04:47 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
I have a theory that the rabbit hole down which the estimable Mr. Dodgson had young Alice fall was, in fact, a rabbit Klein surface*. And I'm not talking about one of those 3-dimensional wannabe Klein bottles one can buy on the Interweb, but the real deal which only exists in four dimensions.
I have evidence to support this theory in the form of previously unpublished pen-and-ink drawings, originally produced as illustrations for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Said draings prominently feature a creature which seems to be a cross between a dog and a duck.
* The Klein bottle was originally called the Klein surface. It was mislabeled due to confusion between the German words for "surface" (Fläche) and "bottle" (Flasche).