Yeah, I think that describes pool itself pretty well enough for now.We are clear as mud. I fully understand where you are coming from even if I have no idea where that is
I go past any particular topology - physical or otherwise to plain information. Things display 3D so ok, it's "actual". CTE on the other tentacle is just a way to turn pool shooting into a marketable curriculum. Makes some people feel legit I suppose.....as you should, but just like flat 'earf, I myself am forced to keep a open mind. There is however, a big difference between CTE and flat earth, does CTE make a shot any less likely a successful outcome and does the flat earther make the world any more flat?
I think it would be a insult to ask or think most CTE users are predisposed to flat earth, but I don't think it's a far stretch to think CTE users are "believers" the same that most flat earthers are progressive democrats.
So, that's where the rub is, so if anything, I myself am a critic of flat earth, not CTE, I can't find any reason why one can't get it done with CTE, I think at the end of day for now, even Ronnie O'Sullivan or Joshua filler or whoever at the top, has to "believe" first before anything, despite the fact it is DELIVERY that makes it happen.
I added another "shot" in hopes of pointing out what can be considered a "shot" vs what is not and what accounts for it, that a system or method or belief maybe cannot.
I further add that math can figure out how to knock a missile out of the sky with another missile, but as soon as we introduce motion to a shot, especially like the two shown, we are in effect, asking for a missile to meet the other missile and then send them both in 2 desired directions and at the extreme sometimes, where both come to rest, like the second video shown.
At some point, we have to ask what is in fact a "shot", and I think maybe once that is settled, then we can start deciding the best method, whatever that entails, in order to draw a line somewhere instead of arguing on either side of the line.
Yes, more argument I'm afraid I guess, pool is subjective, but definitive at the same time, maybe pool is straight up "intent" and we throw out math, and since perception and delivery are two inescapable realities, both have to be settled no matter what method used, but certainly we can't get it done eyes closed with one hand, despite it could be done that way.....but let's be efficient and throw out realistic.
We know or should know, there is a window of acceptable limits, I'm sure both sides can agree on that.