7. A second Conversation between the dog and his mad master
MM: See this chewing stick?
MM: Now it represents a line – one dimensional object.
D: Ok, I got it – now can I have it?
MM: Wait, see here are two more sticks? We can put them together and form a triangle – two dimensional object. Now after you ate them – where is the triangle?
MM: No! It still exists. Even more – it existed before, and it will exist forever when all the objects representing it will be gone.
D: Can I have more?
MM: What can we do with four sticks?
D: Four?! Where are they?
MM: Well, – now we will operate with pencils. We can form a square using four pencils.
D: triangles are better.
MM: Forget sticks. And actually forget pencils. They were just representations. The objects themselves existed anyway and will do so indefinitely. They are primordial. I would even call them extraordial if there is such a term. They exist independently of anything material. Read more