Common misconceptions thread
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12-25-2012, 09:45 AM
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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)
This is what I was thinking. Thanks.
And the only two-dimensional things we can see are on screens, computers as well. For something to be palpable, it has to be 3-dimensional.
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