Quote: Turtles all the way down


Title: For the Win
Author: Cory Doctorow
Page: 153

There’s a saying from physics, “It’s turtles all the way down.” Do you know it? It comes from a story about a British physicist, Bertrand Russell, who gave a lecture about the universe, how the Earth goes around the Sun and so on. And a little old granny in the audience says, “It’s all rubbish! The world is flat and rests on the back of a turtle!” And Russell says, “If that is so, what does the turtle stand on?” And the granny says, “You can’t fool me, sonny, it’s turtles all the way down!” In other words, what lives under the illusion is yet another illusion, and under that one is another illusion again.

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