August 2nd 2011 Tim Candler
Triangles are a most awkward and
difficult shape. When we had our chance we should have said "No."
But they went ahead and built pyramids so other creatures, both visible
and invisible, could see how important it was not to mess with us.
Instead of conceptualizing
the infinite straight line as a point we decided to give it an ending place
by calling it an arc of a circle. Frankly it has been downhill ever
since. But it's far too easy to blame Euclid, who probably just wanted to
work in the shade.