A blank paper is nothing, but a written paper is an authorityDear all,
A blank paper is nothing, invalid, zero and has no value at all.
But a paper in which something is written is an absolute authority.
A currency note is nothing but a paper, but the print makes it authority and the written numbers on it is valid.
A newspaper is nothing but a paper, but the printed matters become an authority to quote.
A certificate in which a date is written becomes an authority viz. Date of Birth, Date of Marriage and Date of death. Any certificate issued by an educational institution, organization, office etc.
A judgement pronounced vocally may not be an authority, but when it is documented and signed by the judge becomes an authority.
So, A paper is an absolute authority when it has some writings on it.
***This is my TOW contest entry on 'Paper'