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Old 05 December 2006, 16:08   #1
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On Top of the World

Well are we? Is there a Top and Bottom of our planet Earth?

And while I'm on such a philosophical subject.

What's on the outside of the Universe?
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We are very near the top - further North than most of the USA excluding Alaska. Scotland is as far North as the tip of Greenland!!!

As to what's outside the Universe only God would know that!!! And yes there MUST be a God because it's all barking anyway - we don't really exist and shouldn't exist - just not logical so we may as well just start counting sheep and sticking pencils up our noses and shouting wibble.....
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We are very near the top - further North than most of the USA excluding Alaska. Scotland is as far North as the tip of Greenland!!!
I think Hightower's question may be more philasophical than that. We are near to one pole (which we call North) - but the issue is when/why did the convention arise that North is up/top?

Is it just that in our empire building days we dominated and were in the "north" so that became the top. If by chance the aussies had been the "centre of the world" in the early days of navigation would the UK be described as down under - and all globes made upside down?

Or am I confusing the issue.
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I think Hightower's question may be more philasophical than that. We are near to one pole (which we call North) - but the issue is when/why did the convention arise that North is up/top?

Is it just that in our empire building days we dominated and were in the "north" so that became the top. If by chance the aussies had been the "centre of the world" in the early days of navigation would the UK be described as down under - and all globes made upside down?

Or am I confusing the issue.
Yes totally - it's all about the way the planet is inclined as we go around the sun.

Of course the whole Universe could be the wrong way around!!!
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How many Philosiphers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
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How many Philosiphers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Q: How many philosophers does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: Hmmm... well there's an interesting question isn't it ?

Q: How many philosophers does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: Three. One to change it and two to stand around arguing over whether or not the lightbulb exists.

Q: How many philosophers does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: Define "lightbulb".

Q: How many philosophers does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: Two. One to change it and one to think deeply and come up with a real gem, such as "Well there you are, standing on a chair, changing a lightbulb. Here we see the difference between a cat and a dog. If you have a cat, it looks up at you, thinks 'What are you doing ?', and walks off. But if you have a dog, it's looking up at you and thinking 'Well, I dunno what you're doing, but I love you anyway.'
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