21 Arcadia

21 Arcadia - really, really good at algebra you could write...

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Arcadia: Important Ideas Act 1 Scene 1: 1809—Studying Math, Talking about definitions Latin THOMASINA: Septimus, what is carnal embrace? THOMASINA: When you stir your rice pudding, Septimus, the spoonful of jam spreads itself round making red trails like the picture of a meteor in my astronomical atlas. But if you stir backwards, the jam will not come together again. Indeed, the pudding does not notice and continues to turn pink just as before. Do you think this is odd? THOMASINA: If you could stop every atom in its position and direction, and if your mind could comprehend all the actions thus suspended, then if you were
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Unformatted text preview: really, really good at algebra you could write the formula for all the future; and although nobody can be so cleaver to do it, the formula must exist just as if one could. THOMASINA: Septimus, do you think God is a Newtonian? THOMASINA: Am I the first person to have thought of that? THOMASINA & SEPTIMUS: Fermats Theory LADY CROMIN: The garden Scene 2: Contemporary Scene 3: 1809Studying Latin, Talking about math Scene 4: Contemporary Act 2 Scene 5: Contemporary Scene 6: 1809 Scene 7: Contemporary; 1812...
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