Measuring the length of a coastline is difficult enough, especially when your series of piecemeal measurements need to be merged into a unary outcome that is not actually unary in nature, by definition.
But what if the trend on that time series that you really need to measure is also scattered across your coastline’s boundary as a series of decaying artifacts from their own long lost events?
Good luck measuring that one with any degree of precision. We might have to rely on – heaven forbid – a whole mess of words and sentences to accurately describe it.
Yeesh… words are useless, I swear 😉
One coastline paradox begets another.