Saturday, September 26, 2009

Flatland adds a dimension

Edwin Abbott's Flatland is fun but annoying. People assume that Flatlanders are two dimensional, when clearly the narrative unfolds in the course of Time. So just as Time is our fourth dimension, it is the Flatlander's third.

Time, then, is clearly an actor's illusion — an abstraction at best, but just an illusion just like Oriental philosophy says.



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