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.

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## About Louis Hissink

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