Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Sagan on Extra Dimensions

A student recently watched the video I posted on 2/25/17 in which Dr. Quantum visits Flatland and ecounters a two-dimensional "person." The video shows how the two-dimensional person would be completely baffled by an encounter with a three dimensional being.

The student recalled watching a similar video in which the late astronomer Carl Sagan illustrated what a three-dimensional object would look like in a two-dimensional world. The student liked the video and linked me to it.

It's classic Sagan and pretty good so I'll share it with you: