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    On Oct 26, 2010 ganoba wrote:

     We have come a long way from the stone age but the intellectual models we use to understand the world are still primitive.

    we treat the created universe as if it is a straight line of limited length. Then there are bound to be opposites and extremes. the possibility of extending the line to infinity on either side then appears as an impossibility or a risky enterprise. a wavy or crooked line is seen as a defect or imperfection to be set right.

    how can such a mind visualise that the universe is at once expanding infinity and a non existent zero?

    The verbal antics of the intellectuals makes me laugh and cry at the same time.


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