Turtles all the way down

It’s turtles all the way down:

A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on astronomy. He described how the earth orbits around the sun and how the sun, in turn, orbits around the center of a vast collection of stars called our galaxy. At the end of the lecture, a little old lady at the back of the room got up and said: “What you have told us is rubbish. The world is really a flat plate supported on the back of a giant tortoise.” The scientist gave a superior smile before replying, “What is the tortoise standing on?” “You’re very clever, young man, very clever”, said the old lady. “But it’s turtles all the way down!”

In other news, the pope now acknowladges that god was behind the big bang.

2 thoughts on “Turtles all the way down”

  1. This is one of my favorite quotes ever. Cheers :]

    1. Joen says:

      This is one of my favorite quotes ever. Cheers :]

      You knew of this in advance? Nice! I stumbled upon it by lucky accident and completely love it now as well.

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