THE STORY OF BABEL

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    THE STORY OF BABEL:

    In the beginning there was only one kind of Mathematician,
    created by the Great Mathamatical Spirit form the Book: the
    Topologist. And they grew to large numbers and prospered.

    One day they looked up in the heavens and desired to reach up
    as far as the eye could see. So they set out in building a
    Mathematical edifice that was to reach up as far as "up" went.
    Further and further up they went ... until one night the edifice
    collapsed under the weight of paradox.

    The following morning saw only rubble where there once was a huge
    structure reaching to the heavens. One by one, the Mathematicians
    climbed out from under the rubble. It was a miracle that nobody was
    killed; but when they began to speak to one another, SUPRISE of all
    suprises! they could not understand each other. They all spoke
    different languages. They all fought amongst themselves and each went
    about their own way. To this day the Topologists remain the original
    Mathematicians.

    - adapted from an American Indian legend
    of the Mound Of Babel

 

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