[Edu-sig] quantum instance?
urnerk at qwest.net
Sun Sep 11 20:08:08 CEST 2005
> Say, in the course of the manipulation of c its radius approaches
> towards infinity, and upon the radius becoming > than some Max, I want c
> to suddenly think of itself as a Line instance rather than as a Circle
In Fuller's synergetic geometry, circles don't become infinite lines, but
just bigger and bigger circles. Lines that appear locally straight are just
that: local. Clearly we're starting with different assumptions than those
of Euclidean greek metaphysics. More from Democritus. Lines aren't
perfectly straight either -- zoom in and they become zig-zaggy/wavilinear.
Zoom out, and all you get are curves and great circles.
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