Saturday, 17 November 2007

Nature's Design Paradigm Simplified

Let's talk about two subjects that are rarely if ever grouped together, yet are profoundly interconnected, math and philosophy.

Euclidian Geometry, the study of shapes of logic, is based on squares, flat planes, straight lines, and singularities. Everything from computers to kitchen sinks has been designed using this form of mathematics. It is thousands of years old. Nearly all our technology is based on it.

There is another form of mathematics that nature uses to build everything from the atom, to us, to galaxy clusters. This form of mathematics has a couple different names, Energetic Geometry or Geodesic Math. It doesn't use flat planes, straight lines, or singularities. It uses angle, frequency, and duration.

Energetic Geometry was used for the navigation in getting us to the moon and back.

There are two important aspects to our entrenched use of Euclidian Geometry, and how they affect how we think about things. The first is that there is nowhere in nature any physical evidence of Euclidian Geometry. In the entire known Universe, there isn't a single physical square, flat plane, straight line, or singularity. It is entirely theoretical.

It's a form of math that's an illusion because nature doesn't use it. Any object that you may own that looks to you like it has a straight line or flat plane, appears that way to you because our eyes can't see close enough to see the physical imperfections. When we look close enough, we find no straight line or flat plane at all. When we look closer, we find the item we think is solid not to be solid either. Make no mistake; these are illusions to us, due to our limited physical powers of observation.

Why nature doesn't use Euclidian Geometry however it turns out is far more interesting.

Euclidian Geometry is based on edges. It's based on insideness and outsideness. Energetic Geometry is based on interconnected systems, which are never independent, always and only coexisting with each other.

The design principle for Euclidean Geometry is based on otherness. Here you have a triangle. Inside the triangle is the inside of the triangle. On the other side of the line making up the triangle is the outside. This could be summarized as a Me or You design principle.

The design principle of Energetic Geometry is an entirely different picture. Energetic Geometry's design principle is one of intercooperation, and never alone. It is edgeless. It is seamless. Nature it turns out always designs with an intention of intercooperation. This could be summarized as a Me and You design principle.

All great religious leaders from every culture have always professed the interconnectedness of all things. But up until the 20th century, we have always had to go by their word alone along with our perception. But now a most profound discovery has or has not been made.

Through scientific discovery, no matter how hard we try to find a particle that makes up everything, we haven't found it. For a while we thought it was the atom. Many still believe today that everything is made of atoms, which is in fact correct. Where the misconception still remains is that many people think today that the atom is a particle, or a singularity, which is isn't.

And the remaining 99.9% of those who know about protons, electrons, and neutrons, don't know its been over forty years since we've proven that they aren't particles either, but instead systems like the atom on a much smaller scale. Scientific discovery has inadvertently verified the existence of the design priciple of Nature, God, Buddha, Allah, or whatever deity you feel close to.

Everything we see around us is made up of systems within system within systems, all working together. This isn't something I'm making up. This is hard, cold science of what we've found when looking at the very big, to the very small.

And so we now come full circle to see where nature is also gifted with a playful sense of humor because all the machines we've used to discover this interconnectedness design principle of about nature, including language (the first industrial tool invented), are based on Euclidean Geometry or edges. The very illusion of otherness we're seeped in from the roof over your head, to the way we think about ourselves, is the trail that's led us to this profound scientific discovery.

So what should we do about it? Or who cares?

We as a species will graduate when we can accept, embrace, and live from this place of interconnectedness. And if we can't, we may not be long for this world squandering away our resources for our own personal well being.

I'm not pointing this out as because I'm able to live from such a place all the time, I'm no saint. Its just scientific fact. Wanting to live a way, and actually doing it are two different things entirely. But having a destination is such a wonderful and integral part of ever reaching it.