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Topic: Euclid's Elements Book 1 Proposition 1 - something Euclid missed?
Replies: 62   Last Post: Feb 22, 2014 12:11 AM

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 Wizard-Of-Oz Posts: 404 Registered: 12/28/13
Re: Euclid's Elements Book 1 Proposition 1 - something Euclid missed?
Posted: Feb 18, 2014 9:30 PM

John Gabriel <thenewcalculus@gmail.com> wrote in

> Moron-Of-Oz:
> A point is not a distance. A point is a location. You can describe
> that a location in a number of ways: a pair of distances, a distance
> and a direction, an intersection of two lines etc. But a point is not
> a distance.
>
> JG: Nowhere have I ever said any such thing.

You implied it very strongly in your argument that a line was not made
of points because it is not made of distances.

> Do you enjoy being an
> ignorant idiot?

I'm not you

> I used distance as a *coordinate*, you fucking
> moron!!!! Here's what I wrote:
>

>> But does that mean that a line consists of distances?

Implying that saying a line consists of points means you are saying a
line consists of distances, because you are implying that a point is a
distance.

>> Here you are assuming a point is a distance, which, as I pointed out
>> abov

> e,
>> is not the case. So you argument fails.

That's what *I* wrote, not you

> I was trying to clarify certain facts with KQ.

Not very well

>> Of course not, a line is the shortest distance between two points.
>
> You should try reading for a change! Idiot!

I have .. and I understand. That's why I'm a better mathematician than
you.

> Moron of Oz: OMG you really have no idea what it is you are talking
> about. I suggest you try a new hobby.

Is that the best you can do .. throw back what I said to you? But then
, you're never origianl, just recycle other peoples work with your own

> JG: O, the irony! Rolling my Eyes. You are quite likely one of the
> dumbest bastards I have met on this forum. You should really find
> something more useful to do. If you don't understand, try asking.
> Don't pretend you know anything because you are an imbecile and
> everyone who isn't an imbecile knows this.

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