I learned the phrase “Turtles all the way down,” popularized by Stephen Hawking in an answer to my latest question asking the meaning of the phrase, “Mercy within mercy within mercy."
Jmereno suggested that Thomas Merton’s famous phrase is similar to “Turtles all the way down.”
Does “Turtles all the way down” mean endless continuation or exercise of something like ‘peeling onions’ skin’ and ‘Russian matryoshka doll,’ or is it used for dodging a question or is it a simple sophism? I’m unable to judge based on the explanation by Wikipedia.
I should have asked this to the answerer, but I venture to put it as a question as this is different subject from my previous one.