Re: fantasy & imagination value

Robert Snower (
Fri, 13 Dec 1996 20:59:30 GMT

Alan Hutchison <> wrote:

>What survival value has fantasy?

>Is it just a sub-class of imagination allowing for example the planning
>of catching a sabre toothed tiger without actually trying it, or is
>it/has it some higher function?

>If that is the case (maybe this is for another news group) why does it
>have its own word to describe it?

>Funny what we think of when we brush our teeth isn't it!

There is no difference between imagination and fantasy, unless you
mean delusion by fantasy.

Best wishes. rs