Tim Burton’s ‘Alice in wonderland’ and the importance of believing in the impossible
... [S]ometimes I’ve believed in as many as six impossible things before breakfast.– Alice, from ‘Alice in wonderland’ (2010)
This ridiculous line, as uttered by Alice in Tim Burton’s film version of the Lewis Carroll classic, exemplifies the story of our young heroine, and is also the basis by which the fearsome Jabberwocky is slain against all odds.
The purpose of this short writeup is not to proclaim how anything is possible if you believe in yourself, or anything so trite. I relate the idea of ‘believing in the impossible’ to the development of thought. For any science to progress, there is a need for the thinking participants not to confuse their present framework with the essence of their subject, no matter how well such a framework has served them.