Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Alone with Euclid

Let's say I have been sentenced to spend the rest of my life alone on a desert island. I have been told I can take either Euclid's Elements or the Bible with me. I would take Euclid. Why?

I find it more entertaining, believable, and its propositions much better argued despite some of the flaws in the arguments and system. Besides, who wants to be reminded of people when you are doomed to spend the rest of your life alone? Plus, I've already been reminded enough about god to last me a lifetime.


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