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Old 05-20-2004, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Podkayne
Conversely, I loved the part where A. Square is finally persuaded by his teacher, the Sphere who has deigned to educate a mere Flatlander, that there is a 3rd dimension imperceptible to two-dimensional beings. He asks the Sphere whether this implies that there is are 4th and 5th and nth dimensions which the three-dimensional Sphere is unable to percieve.

The Sphere finds this notion utterly preposterous.
If you love this book, you will be amused to know that someone wrote a Scientific American article all about designing stuff that would work in flatland.