Diana Manister wrote:
> Dear Jonathan,
> Wasn't it Joseph Campbell who used to tell that cosmological story
> about "it's turtles all the way down"?
It has multiple soures. Some of them must be made up.
The one I heard is that Bertrand Russel was giving a public lexture. In
the question period a 'little old lady' (it is always little old ladies
in these legends) said that the truth was the universe rested on the
back of a gian turtle. Russel then asked her what the turtle rested on.
Her reply, "You can't fool me young man, It's turtles all the way down."