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A Line Contains An Infinite Number of Points

From: The humble Farmer
Length: :45

A commentary on math and logic

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A Line Contains An Infinite Number of Points

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Will you permit me to make a point here? According to the way I understand Euclid, a point takes up no space. We read that a line contains at least two points, neither of which exist. How would an engineer share a piece of cake with his little sister? He would cut it into two pieces, take the biggest piece for himself, and then, when sister went crying to mother, very correctly say that, measured from edge to edge, sister?s cake had exactly the same number of points as his did.
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