The Felis Icarus Project
The Felis Icarus Project is a privately funded, independent research facility in which scientific knowledge is pursued through the medium of pure thought, uncontaminated by bruising and humiliating contact with conventional reality. Much can be known by thought alone.
Our first project, research into historical reports of feline flight, has become an on-going effort to facilitate the restoration of this well-documented capability. The project also inspired the name of our research facility, which is named after Icarus, the son of the inventor Daedalus. While imprisoned by his employer, the legendary King Minos of Crete, Daedalus made wings of wax and feathers for himself and his son in order to effect their escape from the island.
Since the inception of the Felis Icarus Project in 1987, the scope of the project has been enlarged to push the envelope in a number of fields. Publications include:
Viau, E.A. and Mark Wistey. (1997) The Mathematical Determination of Optimal
Human Population Size. Journal of Recreational Mathematics.
Viau, E.A. (1996). Speed Sleeping. Annuals of Improbable Research. Vol II, No. 6.
Viau, E.A. (1991). Teaching Trigonometry to Wicker Furniture. Journal of
Recreational Mathematics, 23:2, p. 116-118.
Viau, E.A. (1990). The Transference of Ignorance. Journal of Irreproducible Results.
5:2, p. 18-19, March-April.
Viau, E.A. (1989). Getting Handedness Right. Mensa Bulletin, September, p.37.
Viau, E.A. (1989). Growing Light Bulbs from Sets. Mensa Bulletin, May, p. 22.
Viau, E.A. (1989). Low Budget Brain Research. Mensa Bulletin, April, p. 33.
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