Date of publication: 2017-08-25 16:28
The word classical or classic is used in many contexts and often without specific meaning: Classic Coke, classical music, classic rock however, classical usually means something that through time for various reasons has been proven worthy of our respect and interest. In music, the work of certain composers has been recognized as worth saving while that of others, even though perhaps popular in its own time, has been tossed aside to the dust-bin of history. The same is true of books some books are more worthy of study than others because of the profundity and clarity with which they express the ideas that they contain.
The equations of interest for physics are considerably richer, of course, and the 8775 changes that make no change 8776 we hope they allow are much more extensive and elaborate. But the central idea inspiration remains, as it was for Plato, the hope that symmetry defines a few interesting structures, and that Nature chooses one (or all!) of those most beautiful possibilities.
When the paradigm of DNA as information was at its height, the answer seemed simple: you don't. What you cram into an egg is the
information required to make an elephant. An awful lot of molecular information can fit inside a cell. However, an elephant has many more cells in its body than its DNA has bases (constituent units), and they have to be assembled in the right way. An accurate cell-by-cell map of an elephant would never fit into the animal's DNA. There must be something else going on.
I wish to point out that your contention (widely shared by physicists) that Plato was wrong in associating the tetrahedron, octahedron, cube & icosahedron with the physics of matter is itself wrong. Divide their faces into their sectors and then divide into sectors each triangle formed by their centres and by their edges and sides of face sectors and you will discover that 7985 points, lines & triangles other than vertices surround the axes of the 5 Platonic solids, that is, 996 geometrical elements on average in addition to its vertices surround the axis of a Platonic solid, 798 being in each half. This is the regular polyhedral counterpart of E8xE8, one of the two symmetry groups with dimension 996 known to describe superstring interactions that are free of quantum anomalies.
According to the Pythagorean Theorem, the sum of the areas of the two red squares, squares A and B, is equal to the area of the blue square, square C.
There is another old joke, about a drunk searching under a lamp post for his keys. "Did you drop them here?" "No, but this is the only place where there's enough light to look." The original context, in Computer Power and Human Reason by Joseph Weizenbaum, was an analogy with science, and his point was the exact opposite of the usual interpretation of the joke. In science, you have to search under the lamp post, or you'll never find anything. Even if the keys are somewhere along the road in the gutter, you might find a torch under the lamp post. Then you can search further afield.
Next, since m EBF + m ABC + m ABF = 685 degrees and m ABF = 95 degrees, EBF and ABC are complementary. Thus, m EBF + m ABC = 95 degrees. We also know that
m BAC + m ABC + m ACB = 685 degrees. Since m ACB = 95 degrees, m BAC + m ABC = 95 degrees. Therefore, m EBF + m ABC = m BAC + m ABC and m BAC = m EBF.
By the AA similarity theorem, triangle EBF is similar to triangle CAB.
Now, let k be the similarity ratio between triangles EBF and CAB.
Maths has played a leading role in the physical sciences for centuries, but in the life sciences it was little more than a bit player, a routine tool for analysing data. However, it is moving towards centre stage, providing new understanding of the complex processes of life.
Euclid also wrote Data , which contains 99 propositions, Phaenomena , concerning spherical astronomy, Caloptrics , about mirrors, Optics , the theory of perspective, and a work of music theory. In his works about optics, Euclid made light rays part of geometry, working with them as if they were straight lines. Many of the works ascribed to Euclid are no longer in existence or are incomplete.
After clearing some ground in the First Treatise , Locke offers a positive view of the nature of government in the much better known Second Treatise. Part of Locke’s strategy in this work was to offer a different account of the origins of government. While Filmer had suggested that humans had always been subject to political power, Locke argues for the opposite. According to him, humans were initially in a state of nature. The state of nature was apolitical in the sense that there were no governments and each individual retained all of his or her natural rights. People possessed these natural rights (including the right to attempt to preserve one’s life, to seize unclaimed valuables, and so forth) because they were given by God to all of his people.
Euclid is often referred to as the "Father of Geometry." It is probable that he attended Plato's Academy in Athens, received his mathematical training from students of Plato, and then came to Alexandria. Alexandria was then the largest city in the western world, and the center of both the papyrus industry and the book trade. Ptolemy had created the great library at Alexandria, which was known as the Museum, because it was considered a house of the muses for the arts and sciences. Many scholars worked and taught there, and that is where Euclid wrote The Elements. There is some evidence that Euclid also founded a school and taught pupils while he was in Alexandria.
Just over ten years ago, the German-born mathematician Reidun Twarock was pondering this problem. Her answer was to develop a more general theory of the geometry of viruses based on the symmetries of the icosahedron. Unlike with the geometry of Euclid, however, she used shapes in six dimensions, not three.
8775 Changes that make no change 8776 symmetry also leads us to how dual icosahedron-E8 helps the universe evolve increasing complexity for the least energy via #Universality as multiscale Superposition-Entanglement. So we submit that Plato was wrong in the specifics (especially on elements), but absolutely correct in his elementary intuition that optimal, analogical geometries scribe the arcs of our worlds, however many of them there are. Substantiation? My inquiries, cooperation and consultations with Garrett Lisi, Adrian Bejan and Stuart Hameroff (E8, Constructal and Orch-OR vrs Phi-IIT ToEs respectively), as shared here: https:///