Locally Contractible

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Locally Contractible Spaces
... A topological space is locally contractible if every point has a local base of contractible neighborhoods ... Contractible spaces are not necessarily locally contractible nor vice-versa ... For example, the comb space is contractible but not locally contractible (if it were, it would be locally connected which it is not) ...

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    To see ourselves as others see us can be eye-opening. To see others as sharing a nature with ourselves is the merest decency. But it is from the far more difficult achievement of seeing ourselves amongst others, as a local example of the forms human life has locally taken, a case among cases, a world among worlds, that the largeness of mind, without which objectivity is self- congratulation and tolerance a sham, comes.
    Clifford Geertz (b. 1926)