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a lesson on Euclidian geometry

This is a 5-minute read from start to finish, but I think it's worth a read. vyus obviously has a passion for physics, and he presents a pleasing mind-bender there.

Well-constructed story, too. The moral seemed to jump out at me from one of his last sentences, after he had described how the multi-dimensional aspects of space have forced physicists to expand upon the fundamentals of Euclidian geometry. In discussing the example of how a number of curved lines in outer space that pass through one point can remain parallel with a different given line (something that is impossible on Earth), he said: if someone were to be at one of those lines and stare down it, he/she wouldn't notice any curvature at all because he/she is in the space, too.

Yeah, man. Just in the space.

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