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NSP-111-140416-190137
`It is simply this. That Space, as our
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(MATH) have it, is spoken of as having three dimensions, which one may call
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Longing
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(LONG), Breadth, and
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( Thickness )
(THICK), and is always definable by
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(REFER) to three planes, each at right angles to the others. But some philosophical people have been asking why THREE dimensions
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(PARTICULAR) - why not another direction at right angles to the other three?--and have even tried to construct a Four-Dimension geometry. Professor Simon Newcomb was expounding this to the New York Mathematical Society only a month or so ago. You know how on a flat surface, which has only two dimensions, we can represent a figure of a three
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(DIMENSION) solid, and
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( similarly )
(SIMILAR) they think that by models of thee dimensions they could represent one of four--if they could master the
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( perspective )
(PERCEIVE) of the thing. See?`
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