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TorgoX (1933)


"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Saturday March 05, 2005
10:37 AM

No time, no dizziness, but frozen food, spinning.

[ #23509 ]
Dear Log,

«But Gödel came up with a third kind of solution to Einstein's equations, one in which the universe was not expanding but rotating. (The centrifugal force arising from the rotation was what kept everything from collapsing under the force of gravity.) An observer in this universe would see all the galaxies slowly spinning around him; he would know it was the universe doing the spinning, and not himself, because he would feel no dizziness.

[...] If time travel is possible, he submitted, then time itself is impossible.»





«"I once found the philosopher Richard Rorty standing in a bit of a daze in Davidson's food market," Goldstein writes. "He told me in hushed tones that he'd just seen Gödel in the frozen food aisle."»