Adapted for the Internet from:Why God Doesn't Exist
 The only structural concept that is 1-D is an edge

If we are to zero in on the definition of the word straight, one physical attribute that we are going to need is
an edge. Imagine that you are unable to see the edges of an object on the other side of a peep hole (Fig. 1).
What information do you have concerning straightness?

the term `edge' of the Universe assumes that there exists something that is not
contained in the Universe. Invoking an outside property of the Universe (an edge or
outside to the Universe) is logically inconsistent since, by definition, the Universe
must contain everything.” [1]

When we talk about something being straight, we are implicitly referring to the edge of a conceptually
continuous object, not to its body. Were this edge to be conceptually segmented – made of discrete
components – we could not guarantee that they are aligned so perfectly as to avoid kinks, bends, or curves.
 The edge of my knife is one-dimensional! It leaves a mark in your stomach that only has depth! Let me show you, Newt!
 I better get out of here before this nut chooses to prove his theory on me.
 I have no idea what you're talking about, Bill!

An edge is also the only part of an object that can be conceived to be one-dimensional (i.e., synonymous
with either length, width, or height)! The primary attribute of a dimension – direction – is conceptually
continuous. We cannot chop direction into pieces. It is its 1-D nature that precludes the edge from
becoming a standalone object such as the line of geometry is alleged to be.

edge: The shape or outline of an object or portion thereof regarded hypothetically
by itself (i.e., without the body enclosed within it). The attribute an object has that
provides closure to it and serves to distinguish its shape from its surroundings. A
straight edge is conceptually one-dimensional if it has direction. The word edge is
not a noun for the purposes of Physics because it is not in itself a standalone object.
An edge is a pattern.

Edges are not limited to closed geometric figures. They can also be used to define geometric concepts
such as angles, parallel, and perpendicular.
 Fig. 1
 Can you tell whetherthe white object onthe other side of thispeep hole has a straight edge?

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