What’s the Point?

Ever tried to imagine a point? You know, one of those shapeless ‘things’ the mind imagines.

So a line is what? And a square? So to a cube, which is 3 dimensional, and a physical object.

So what is a line? It’s something drawn on a flat surface of a 3-D object. It has length and width, 2-D or 2 dimensions. It has to have width because if not you could not ‘see it’.

And a line with no length is a point, or a dot, or since we drew it with a lead pencil, a very thin cylinder having width (diameter) and depth.

So can you imagine a point in isolation ?

I suspect if one has a severe case of mathematitus one could imagine all sorts of things pertaining to the point one is making a point of waffling about. These might be described as ‘thought experiments’, or pointless arguments.

So be wary of the mathematicians among us leading us to pointless points of rhetoric.

About Louis Hissink

Retired diamond exploration geologist. Trained by Western Mining Corporation and polished by De Beers.
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