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5040 The Perfect Number

Plato mentions in his Laws that 5040 is a convenient number to use for dividing many things (including both the citizens and the land of a state) into lesser parts.  Claiming it to be the ideal population of a city, he thought that the people’s well-being depended almost as much on the number as on justice.  5040 […]

The Four Earthly Elements

Platonic Solids earth moon

Fire, Air, Earth, Water, These are the elements that make up our Earthly realm. The total surface angles of the first four of the (phi)ve Platonic solids, our four Elements as associated by the Ancients, equals Earth’s mean diameter in statute miles to 99.97% accuracy.  Our Moon also resonates with the Platonic solids, the cube […]

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