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12-24-2012, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by LatvianTwist View Post
This is more of a question than anything.

Can we actually draw a line, or simply a representation of a line? A line has no depth, correct? Which means it has no area. Which means it cannot be drawn or be a palpable object. So there really is no such thing as a line, right? Or am I dead wrong in this?
Originally Posted by Analyzer View Post

If you were to draw a line in sand, it would have depth, no ? It's harder to see on a piece of paper. That's if we're thinking along the same lines, otherwise I'm in left field without a glove.
what we draw and see and accept as a "line" is actually not a line because by definition a line has only one dimension, which is length. but in order for a human eye to perceive it there must be two dimensions, so anything we see as a line is actually a 2 dimensional representation of a one dimensional object. (and in truth, a line drawn on paper actually has three dimensions, both width and thickness, though these are obviously very very thin dimensions)

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