Case Studies in Mathematical Absurdity for non-mathematicians

My general experience studying mathematics is that there are a lot of very very silly things. I mean this as a compliment for moments when I feel like 🤯. Such moments are rare and extremely valuable.

Today I will focus on the absurdities that arise from the seemingly anodyne idea that there are idealized things called “points.” I also want to argue that this idea just isn’t as necessary as you might think.