Points and Lines are Fictional things, yet we depend on them for everything it seems.

Points and Lines are Fictional things, yet we depend on them for everything it seems. Thoughts?

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  • William Kuch They may be fiction, they may be real (exist tangibly). There’s no way to know. If you proceed as if they exist in nature you’ll probably do just fine. And if you convince yourself that they are just models which for whatever reason coincidentally work properly for whatever unknown reason … you will also be fine, just fine. There’s no way to know. This not knowing is complicated by the fact that ‘certainly fictional’ and ‘probably fictional’ suffer the same issue, and as well ‘certainly tangible’ and ‘probably tangible’ also suffers the exact same problem. Amazingly these ambiguities are not really a problem but a solution, they only look like a problem.

  • Kenneth Udut William Kuchwholeheartedly agreed. Ambiguity is the answer. Having alternatives to “I don’t know” (combined with our seemingly built-in desire for making patterns – ie – “drawing lines”) feels comforting, as does agreement.. engages whatever brain/body chemicals there are that reduce that awkward ambigious feeling because, well, someone *else’s* mental machinery of thoughts is running similarly to one’s own
  • Kenneth Udut William Kuch I like analogizing to machines and being the hamster in the wheel that’s turning it frantically while also taking orders from the fast inner machinery and the outer machinery (people, environment, body, etc) as well. Poor hamster.

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