416: Peeling The Apple

“It’s like an apple. You peel one layer back, and there’s another layer underneath it. The more layers you peel off, the more layers you uncover. There’s a never ending complexity to it which is quite beautiful.”

“By apple, don’t you mean onion?”

“No. When I say apple I mean apple.”

“But apples don’t have layers, at least not the way you’re talking about.”

Professor Monocle looked at me, I tired expression on his face.

“Must you question everything?” He asked

“I’m just trying to get the facts straight.” I replied.

“No.” He sighed. “I’m afraid you’re doing just the opposite.”

“How do you mean?”

“The facts are what I tell you they are. No more, no less. You can’t get at the facts by questioning me, only by believing me.”

I hung my head on shame, for I instantly knew that Professor Monocle was right.

After all, it was a fact.


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6 thoughts on “416: Peeling The Apple

  1. You know Professor Monocle? He taught me all about how the Earth is flat and the Moon landing never happened because they flew off the end of the Earth.

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