# Absolutely Relative Absolute Truth

Dimitri: So, Tasso, you seem to be one of those guys who thinks there is no absolute truth, that all truth is relative.

Tasso: Right.

Dimitri: Are you sure of that?

Tasso: Absolutely.

– Cathcart. T., Klein. D. 2007. Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar New York, United States: Penguin p. 179

# On Comedy and Seriousness

“Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.”

– Peter Ustinov

# Conversations: Memory

Lysandra
Our memories will always have a problematic relationship with everything that is true.

Helena
I find it hard to believe anything I do not recall vividly. Now, something I do not remember may well be true, but I must say it rarely convinces me. For instance, it seems I have been here forever; I do not remember not existing.

See other: Philosophical Conversations

# Does 0.999…∞ Equal 1?

Imagine you fill a glass with exactly one litre of water. If you pour this glass of water into three smaller glasses and make sure the amount in each of the three glasses is exactly the same, every glass would contain 0.333…∞ litres. If you pour the contents of these three glasses back into the bigger glass, you would still have one litre of water. Just keep in mind that 0.333…∞ does not terminate, and neither does 0.999…∞ Ever.

The formal calculation would be:

x = 0.999…∞
10x = 9.999…∞
10x – x = 9.999…∞ – 0.999…∞ = 9
9 = 9x
x = 1