Friday, June 18, 2010
It is all perfectly logical. I stop where I start, but I do not actually stop or start at all. I am an endless cycle, rotating without moving from a fixed axis. The special qualities vested in me as a result of this are hardly extraordinary. My advantages are obvious, and the fact that human beings did not notice before does not bode well for mankind. Man's invention of the wheel is nothing but centuries of lack of discovery of the circle.
I have no idea what took them so long.
Image: Ur wheel, 2500 BC. Available in Wikimedia Commons.
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