Edwin Abbott Abbott
(20 Dec 1838 - 12 Oct 1926)
English schoolmaster and theologian whose famous book, Flatland, was a satire on Victorian society. He explored the premise that exceptional events which seem contrary to the laws of nature, may actually result from interaction with an unperceived higher dimension, just as a square in two-dimensional world would have difficulty upon understanding a visit from a three-dimensional sphere.
Science Quotes by Edwin Abbott Abbott (1 quote)
Yet I exist in the hope that these memoirs... may find their way to the minds of humanity in Some Dimension, and may stir up a race of rebels who shall refuse to be confined to limited Dimensionality.
— Edwin Abbott Abbott
Flatland (1899), 154.