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Flatland: A romance of many dimensions

Started by iplaw, July 28, 2006, 04:02:17 AM

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iplaw

Here is one of my favorite novellas that discusses the limitations of being stuck in world with fixed dimensions.  I don't know how many have read this but I find it has valuable spiritual implications as well as interesting mathematical and geometrical truths.

Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott

Jassman

#1
I've always wanted to read Flatland and had no idea it was freely available on the internet... I've read a lot of stuff that analyzes the concepts of "Flatland" in further detail though, so I think I already understand most of the things it describes. I will read it when I get some time though. I haven't had time for anything lately, this is probably my first post in 5 or 6 days... Work sucks. I'll be back in full force eventually. But for now, I'm going to bed...
[size=75]"You ever notice how people who believe in creationism look really unevolved?" -Bill Hicks[/size]

[size=75]I'm drowning in the fear of gods. The more I see the less I want. I was not raised

iplaw

#2
It's a fun read at least.  Once you're done check out the essay that I posted entitled "God, Flatland, and Euclid," it's a good read too.

Fourth Iteration

#3
Flatland wigged me out at times. My Calculus teacher thought it was one of the greatest stories ever though.

Entertaining, intriguing, and a good larf; Fourth Iteration gives Flatland a 4 out of 5.
"Inevitably, underlying instabilities begin to appear..." - Ian Malcolm

joeactor

#4
Flatland - definitely a classic...

Thanks for the share,
  JoeActor