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Most of the other things the sphere describes would be easy to learn if you really were 3D (rather than flat), but this is an obvious exception. Why? It may seem obvious to us that dreams are a non-physical phenomenon and wouldn't be visible to someone living in a higher dimension, but I have some possible counter-arguments to that. How do we know that ...


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This is part of the satirical nature of the novel. Flatland is well-known as a satirical novel. The satire lies partly in its commentary on the social hierarchy of Victorian Britain (as denoted by the different types of polygon in Flatland), but also in the way the society is unable to accept new ideas. Even when they see others refusing to accept their new ...


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