Details of de Tail of the "Supposition Dragon"
Some time ago, a visitor to this site e-mailed me to ask if I might tell
him what the various inscripitons in the tail of the "Supposition
Dragon" meant. Unfortunately, I somehow erased the message in the
process of upgrading my computer, so I was never able to respond to him
directly. But it was a good idea, and here is the result.
Note some things first:
- I'm not going to explain all the details and nuances of supposition
theory here. For that, see my Thoughts, Words, and Things, which
can be viewed on or downloaded from the Download
page. But if you have read that or otherwise know about mediaeval supposition
theory, you should recognize what I'm talking about below.
below. It's also best if you maximize this page in your browser, so
you can see everything.
Here it is:
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February 15, 2003