Sagan on Flatland

You’re tuned to Radio Sunclipse, first on your RSS dial. It’s Monday morning in our local reference frame, and it’s time for a golden oldie: here’s Uncle Carl himself explaining how we can do geometry in different numbers of dimensions:

You know, his voice does sound a little like Agent Smith.

7 thoughts on “Sagan on Flatland”

  1. “I’d like to share a revelation I’ve had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species. I realized that you’re not actually mammals. You are made of star stuff.”

  2. And also:

    “Have you ever stood and stared at it? Marveled at its beauty, its genius? Billions and billions of stars just living out their life-cycles, oblivious”

  3. Joshua:

    OK, OK, I guess you win the Internet for today.

    Incidentally, the Google Ad on my sidebar right now is offering “Discount Cosmos Tours” — are people really brash about selling drugs these days, or did somebody invent FTL travel while I wasn’t looking?

Comments are closed.