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Topic: the ugly contradiction at the heart of High School Geometry #35.3
Uni-text 8th ed.: TRUE CALCULUS

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 plutonium.archimedes@gmail.com Posts: 18,572 Registered: 3/31/08
the ugly contradiction at the heart of High School Geometry #35.3
Uni-text 8th ed.: TRUE CALCULUS

Posted: Nov 1, 2013 5:00 PM

the ugly contradiction at the heart of High School Geometry #35.3 Uni-text 8th ed.: TRUE CALCULUS

On Friday, November 1, 2013 4:23:16 AM UTC-5, Wizard-Of-Oz wrote:
> Archimedes Plutonium <plutonium.archimedes@gmail.com> wrote in
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> There is no empty space between the points that lie on a line in
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> > So you have Point, Empty Space,
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> > Next Point, which gives the line its length.
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> Nope.  That's not geoemtry.
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Someone said this fool of Wizard of Oz is Eric Gisse. Can someone verify?

Now I do not write this to teach a fool for they are unteachable.

I write this for the readers that know logic. That know a contradiction when it is pointed out.

So you have in Old Geometry that a line is a set of points, and that points are without length, without width and without depth. But you are told a line has length. So how can a line have length if points never have length?

Well that is a logical contradiction.

The only remedy is to insert empty-space between one point and its successor point. The Naturals have length because the distance between 0 and 1 or 1 and 2 is empty space of 1 unit distance. The length of 0 to 2 is 2 because of 2 units of empty space.

So in Old Geometry, their entire subject was deeply, internally flawed, all because they never had **empty space** between successor points.

And the way to remedy or solve "What is empty space?" is to find out what the borderline is between finite and infinite, such as 10^603 which thus makes 10^-603 the microinfinity and the smallest empty space.

So, a fool like the above poster will never learn anything but the hatred he wallows in; but the reader who is objective and a modicum of logic will instantly understand how High School and College Geometry is a sewer of contradiction and how much of a fool they themselves were for sucking in that contradiction rather than protest to the teacher that to have real geometry, you need Point, Empty Space and Line.

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