Periodic Chart is Even Simpler than Anyone Thought. A long lost civilization had a different vision of the elements. Was it Atlantis? This lost culture used the Fibonacci series to understand elemental workings. The entire chart can be structured by using the numbers: 1,1,2,3 and 5….These numbers start the Fibonacci series. Henry David Thoreau was a great proponent of simplification. He stated in Walden: . .
“Our life is frittered away by detail. An honest man has hardly need to count more than his ten fingers, or in extreme cases he may add his ten toes, and lump the rest. Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million, count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb nail.”
P.S. Here is another beautiful thought for Thanksgiving, I am writing this post 3 days before this wonderful American, Nov. 28th holiday! Thoreau stated: I am grateful for what I am & have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite — only a sense of existence. Let’s all do what Thoreau did: Have the this same perpetual sense of Thanksgiving!
Periodic Chart is Even Simpler than Thought!
Back to our periodic chart: What are the Fibonacci numbers? They grow by successive addition. The numbers are: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987, 1597, 2584, 4181, 6765, 10946, 17711, 28657, 46368, 75025, 121393, 196418, 317811, …But Whoa! Lets stop at five.
Next the vertical rows on the periodic chart differ by the numbers 2,8,8,18,18, 32,32…Now, enter Fibonacci.
- 1 x 2 = 2
- 1 x 2³ = 8
- 1 x 2 x 3² = 18
- 1 x 2 to the 5th power (1 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2) = 32
We now have our 1,2,3 and 5!
Is there any merit in simplification? If you follow the logic of one of our greatest philosophers, Thoreau, there is. There is always more than one way to consider any subject! Finally, below is a fun internal link on Reviving Antiquity: