The Enjoyable Wit of Ludwig Wittgenstein...

Despite appearances, we know that the sun moves across the sky due to the earth's rotation. Of course, this wasn't always common knowledge.

Famed philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein had an amusing yet thought provoking exchange with a friend on this...


"Tell me," he asked a friend, "why do people always say it was natural for man to assume that the Sun went 'round the Earth, rather than that the Earth was rotating?"

And his friend replied, "Well, obviously, because it just looks as though the Sun is going round the Earth."

Wittgenstein replied, "Well, what would it have looked like if it had looked as though the Earth was rotating?"

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