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Is logic merely the product of imagination, and knowledge?

If imagining, is simply the capacity to visualize things, to picture things, within the mind constructing things; and knowing is simply possessing information, facts, data. Then logic is simply the art of contructing within your mind what all the data about something makes. For example, two apples plus two apples equals four apples, I am simply imagining what it would look like if I put two apples and two apples together, and using the knowledge of the concept of "2" and "apples". Logic in turn produces knowledge and imagination; because knowledge is required for imagination (in order to construct things within my own mind, I need data for my mind to work with), and imagination is required for knowledge (afterall how can I fully know something, if the knowledge is beyond my ability to imagine it?) So when logic produces knowledge, it enhances my ability to imagine slightly because I have slightly more knowledge to work with. I don't know if I make any sense at all... lol

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To use logic, is simply to observe the way things work, and expect (or imagine if you will) that they will continue to work that way.

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although, one thought came to mind that might blow my theory away, and that is simply any equation without variables and that is the equation 1 + 1 = 2 (rather than 1a + 1a = 2a; a = apple). So the question comes up, can we know what one means without a variable? one could be one entire pie(P), or one slice of pie(p), but 1P =/= 1p, thus without a variable we can't know what 1 means, but still use it in logic: 1 + 1 = 2. So how is it we can use that logic without KNOWING what 1 is? I now realized it is because we still know what 1 is but just to a less extent, I know what 1 is in relative to what 2 is, if we apply no variables at all, then the equation is simply assuming that all the numbers are using the same variable, because if we only use one variable, then 2 will always be twice as one. So a thought that made me question my theory, but then I resolved it, just wanted to express it.

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If I imagine myself flying through outer space (without suffocating or as if I was flying within the earth's atmosphere) and I then imagine flying through the other kind of space (like "a continuous area or expanse that is free, available, or unoccupied." [google definition]) with a black background all around with lights sporadically placed in the background. Are these visualizations different at all? yet we would call it either of them and be correct, however when I imagine myself flying through outer space (without suffocating or anything of the like), my mind is simply leaving out details of space, knowledge about space, that would make it impossible. Essentially I am not imagining the vaccum of space at all, I'm imagining outerspace without it being a vaccum in the end. Imagination is just like logic but without knowledge (without the facts, which are crucial), and knowledge is different from logic as knowledge on it's own can't construct itself in my head, without logic, or without imagination for that matter. for example, all the fossils in the fossil record doesn't mean anything until I apply logic to it and come to the conclusion of their being evolution.

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