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Apply the same line of thought to that which we call the universe. It would likewise be a body, being composed of the same elements.

Quite right.

Does our body derive, obtain, and possess from that body, or that body from ours, nourishment and everything else that we mentioned just now?

That, Socrates, is another question not worth asking.

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