Flatland

Once I read an introductory text on big bang (in portuguese) that explained big bang as an explosion of a space on four dimensions, a really weird concept for beginners. Great reading 🙂

And now I found the book that inspired many of the explanations 🙂 Flatland, a Romance of Many Dimensions, an 1884 book written by Edwin Abbott Abbott.

You can read the plot on Wikipedia if you want to. It inspired lots of things, such as some animations.

(Also, I found this one page version very convenient.)

PS: Interestingly, the author of that introduction didn’t cited this book as an inspiration, citing instead a much later tv show. Can memetics explain that?

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