A fundamental statement on the absence of relation between two objects or quantities. Antiquation analysis, the formulation and study of such statements and their implications, has a clear and long (if somewhat trivial) history as a scholarly pursuit.
Quezlar 6 is usually acknowledged to be the founder of the field of antiquation analysis, or is at least credited as the author of the first formal antiquation in response to his penalty mystery. Many of us will recall his famous answer from our elementary school study, or from the inscription on the Cataract Road monument to Andelphracia and Mr. 6:
- One is the Loneliest Number
This statement is referred to by modern scholars as the Antiquational Axiom. Together with the fundamental antiquational operations, null projection and rejection (general forms of the familiar shrug and raspberry of the standard elementary school antiquational curriculum), it forms the basis for the whole of the science that follows.
Antiquation analysis has been an attractive sphere of study to many generations of scholars because of its origins in one of the great mythic romances of our culture, as well as its, ah, familiarity and completeness. Unfortunately, other than in certain very specific cartographic and navigational domains, novel results or applications of antiquational analysis are rather rare.
--Joe Bowers 02:05, 15 May 2005 (EDT)