A Conversation for Sir Terry Pratchett - Author
Steve K. Started conversation Aug 19, 2005
Mr. Pratchett came up in a previous entry on the Standard Model of Particle Physics:
This sounds more complicated than the theory proposed by the older woman to the philosophy professor. She said she knew what held the universe up. "It's riding on the back of a turtle." The prof asked "What holds the turtle up?" "It's riding on the back of another turtle." When the prof started to ask another question, she held up her hand and said, "It's turtles all the way down, sonny."
Someone pointed out the prof was a Huxley, and someone else pointed out that the turtle(s) made Mr. Pratchett a lot of money.
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Monsoon Posted Aug 20, 2005
Elephants and turtles sound kind of familiar. In Indian mythology isn't the world carried on the backs of four elephants which are themselves standing on a giant turtle?
Cyzaki Posted Aug 20, 2005
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