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That is a tricky one,’ said the Doctor, puffing his cheeks. ‘I can only really tell you what I’ve seen – that I’m pretty sure none of this was here earlier, that it all came into being just like that. . ’ He clicked his fingers. ‘By our own eyes – by the evidence of our senses – we create the universe,’ said the Dazai. ‘Even if, by science, we think we can make some statement about the age of the universe. . It makes no difference to anyone of us as an individual. ’ ‘Cogito ergo sum,’ said the Doctor.
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