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Is everything jagged or curved?

Rockylightning
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7/8/2011 8:46:39 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Imagine a circle. Now zoom in on that circle. Geometrically the circle would be made out of an infinite amount of straight lines. If everything in the universe is made out of curves, doesnt that make it made out of a lot of jagged lines as well?
Molzahn
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7/10/2011 7:12:01 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 7/8/2011 8:46:39 PM, Rockylightning wrote:
Imagine a circle. Now zoom in on that circle. Geometrically the circle would be made out of an infinite amount of straight lines. If everything in the universe is made out of curves, doesnt that make it made out of a lot of jagged lines as well?

No. In the same way that the pixels on your screen render a circle through a laticework of pin-points of light, jagged lines are composed of the parabolic waves of the quantum world.
headphonegut
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7/10/2011 10:49:46 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 7/8/2011 8:46:39 PM, Rockylightning wrote:
Imagine a circle. Now zoom in on that circle. Geometrically the circle would be made out of an infinite amount of straight lines. If everything in the universe is made out of curves, doesnt that make it made out of a lot of jagged lines as well?

so again I say what
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wjmelements
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7/11/2011 12:27:47 AM
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Everything is made of atoms connected only by their chemical bonds, so everything is neither jagged nor curved when zoomed upon; everything is disconnected. What may appear to be a circle is mostly empty space. If you consider there to be lines connecting those atoms, then you have a jagged mental image, but things are not themselves jagged. Regardless, atomic arrangement is never circular, at least to a visible scale.
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Rockylightning
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7/11/2011 12:34:44 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 7/11/2011 12:27:47 AM, wjmelements wrote:
Everything is made of atoms connected only by their chemical bonds, so everything is neither jagged nor curved when zoomed upon; everything is disconnected. What may appear to be a circle is mostly empty space. If you consider there to be lines connecting those atoms, then you have a jagged mental image, but things are not themselves jagged. Regardless, atomic arrangement is never circular, at least to a visible scale.

and the parts of atoms that are matter are made of quarks made of strings which is energy. Eureka! No edges!
wjmelements
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7/11/2011 12:44:18 AM
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At 7/11/2011 12:34:44 AM, Rockylightning wrote:
At 7/11/2011 12:27:47 AM, wjmelements wrote:
Everything is made of atoms connected only by their chemical bonds, so everything is neither jagged nor curved when zoomed upon; everything is disconnected. What may appear to be a circle is mostly empty space. If you consider there to be lines connecting those atoms, then you have a jagged mental image, but things are not themselves jagged. Regardless, atomic arrangement is never circular, at least to a visible scale.

and the parts of atoms that are matter are made of quarks made of strings which is energy. Eureka! No edges!

Such is only theory. Besides, one doesn't have to zoom into the atom to see that what they perceive to be round is mostly empty space, true disconnection.
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Lasagna
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7/11/2011 9:48:24 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Not "mostly" empty space, completely empty space. The perception of form and substance is a function of scale. As you decrease the scale, you invalidate any idea of substance at a higher level. Ultimately, it seems that form is merely a construct of consciousness.
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