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  •  I always thought that the reaction (3+ / 0-)
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    of the Unseen University wizards to Simon's explanation of magic in Pratchett's Equal Rites:

    "While I'm still confused and uncertain, it's on a much higher plane, d'you see, and at least I know I'm bewildered about the really fundamental and important facts of the universe." Treatle nodded. "I hadn't looked at it like that," he said, "But you're absolutely right. He's really pushed back the boundaries of ignorance."

    was modeled on the reaction to Goedel.

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