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Even the oblate-spheroidal notion of the earth is wrong, strictly speaking.

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Naturally, the theories we now have might be considered wrong in thesimplistic sense of my English Lit correspondent, but in a much truer andsubtler sense, they need only be considered incomplete.

The curvatureof the earth is nearly 0 per mile, so that although the flat-earth theoryis wrong, it happens to be nearly right.

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So, although the flat-earth theory is only slightly wrong and is a creditto its inventors, all things considered, it is wrong enough to be discardedin favor of the spherical-earth theory.

Therefore, although the notionof the earth as a sphere is wrong, strictly speaking, it is not as wrongas the notion of the earth as flat.

In short, my English Lit friend, living in a mental world of absoluterights and wrongs, may be imagining that because all theories are wrong,the earth may be thought spherical now, but cubical next century, and ahollow icosahedron the next, and a doughnut shape the one after.

The Relativity of Wrong is a collection of seventeen essays on science, written by Isaac Asimov


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The point is that some things are wronger (or righter) than other things and we all got off on the wrong foot with the spelling, arithmetic drills, and short-answer tests of grade school.

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I didn't go into detail in the matter, but what I meant was that wenow know the basic rules governing the universe, together with the gravitationalinterrelationships of its gross components, as shown in the theory of relativityworked out between 1905 and 1916.

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The background of the story is relatively simple. Luna – a society formed by convicts exiled from Earth – is being oppressed by the Warden and his Dragoons. The Moon is Earth’s main source of grain at this point (quite how that works isn’t clear) and the homeworld is unable or unwilling to realise that the Loonies have excellent reasons to be discontented, let alone make any concessions. Luna is ripe for revolution and just about everyone believes it is only a matter of time before all hell breaks loose.