Do Points Have Area?
Subject: Points with no area
Author: Jesse Yoder
Organization: Epigone
Date: 10 Nov 1997 10:51:36 -0500
Candice -
Your posting comes like a breath of fresh air. Could it be that, in
reality, the emperor has no clothes? Certain ideas, such as those in
mathematics that attempt to create a mathematics out of fictional
arealess points, have become so deeply entrenched that it is difficult
to even find an appropriate language to challenge them. How could it,
after all, even be possible that all those calculus professors with
tenure could be teaching a false philosophy?
I am glad to hear that you are willing to say that these mathematical
constructs such as arealess points and infinity make no sense, despite
the centuries that "learned scholars" have spent repeating them and
drilling them into students.



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