The Prime Cuboctahedron – Order from Chaos

The Prime Cuboctohedron

“…despite their simple definition and role as the building blocks of the natural numbers, the prime numbers grow like weeds among the natural numbers, seeming to obey no other law than that of chance, and nobody can predict where the next one will sprout.”  -Don Zagier 1975 There is structure to the prime numbers. Divine order from apparent chaos. Prime numbers, or numbers that are divisible by only themselves and one, don’t grow like weeds among the other numbers. A very simple pattern emerges when the numbers are laid out in multiples of six. The cuboctahedron, or vector equilibrium, is…

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Palindromic Squares

Palindromic Squares

A palindrome is a word, phrase, or number which reads the same backward or forward.  The squares of 10, 11, 12, and 13 fit the bill.  It breaks down after that since 15 squared is 225, and 51 squared is 2601. Why only these 4 or arguably 3 numbers? Does this give credence to the notion that base 10 is an innate numerical matrix to our reality? Did we invent the decimal system or did we observe patterns in the numbers themselves and organize them according to nature? What is it about ten that makes numbers so easily scalable and…

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The Holy 108 – Earth Sun and Moon

108 Magic

108 is a sacred number in nearly every religion.  Hindu prayer mala’s are made of 108 beads.  There’s 108 names of God and 108 Chakras. Earth, Sun, and Moon are also linked to the Holy 108. It has been said that if one takes just 108 breaths in one day, they will reach enlightenment. “In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away” -Shing Xiong According to NASA, the Moon’s orbit around Earth is not a perfect circle and is more of an ellipse, so the Moon is not always…

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