Triangulated Universe Fits into a Formula

Triangulated Universe Fits into a Formula:

609.01 Any polygon with more than three sides is unstable. Only the triangle is inherently stable. Any polyhedron bounded by polygonal faces with more than three sides is unstable. Only polyhedra bounded by triangular faces are inherently stable.

Synergetics : Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking by R. Buckminster Fuller - Used (Good) - 0020653204 by Macmillan Publishing Company,

Triangulated Universe is a Given

R. Buckminster Fuller | About R. Buckminster Fuller | American Masters | PBS
A good source for the geometry of thinking.

Synergetics has a broad scope: It covers tetrahedral structured sphere packing. Included subtopics we find c0vered by triangulation  we find:

New View for a Trinity of Trinities

Too many take comfort in an outdated way of viewing the Universe. Not Fuller.  No need to go or count to infinity; just count to three to don new reading glasses for viewing trinities. Number or “magic” squares are framed by trinities. Three by three describes the first of the number squares of antiquity. It was thought to invoke the influence of Saturn. Moon was represented the largest planetary square of the traditional seven number squares: nine x nine.

31 76 13 36 81 18 29 74 11
22 40 58 27 45 63 20 38 56
67 4 49 72 9 54 65 2 47
30 75 12 32 77 14 34 79 16
21 39 57 23 41 59 25 43 61
66 3 48 68 5 50 70 7 52
35 80 17 28 73 10 33 78 15
26 44 62 19 37 55 24 42 60
71 8 53 64 1 46 69 6 51
4 9 2
3 5 7
8 1 6

Saturn’s planetary square, above, was 3 x 3. The Moon, to the left, uses numbers 1 – 81; was called on by the 9 x 9. It was the largest number square of the seven. We thus have 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 = 81.

Our question now becomes: How can an advanced, modern,  thinker like Fuller and the ancients agree on the primacy of “three”? Perhaps in this new day and age we need to concentrate on the small, not only the large. In other words, do not only chase infinity.

Internal link: Curious Relation of Magic Squares (3×3) & (9×9)

 

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