Prime Time

There is structure to the prime numbers. Divine order from apparent chaos. Primes, or numbers that are divisible by only themselves and one, don’t grow like weeds among the other numbers like mathematicians claim.  A very simple pattern emerges when the numbers are laid out in rows of six and twelve. Dice reveal an esoteric pattern hidden in the prime numbers. Take a die and arrange all natural numbers upon it. Since there are only six sides, seven will naturally get organized on the ‘one’ side. Eight will get stacked upon two, and so forth.  The cube models the most three-dimensional space, more than any other of the platonic solids.   The primes are in green. All prime numbers greater than three line up on the green y axis. The red numbers are not prime, but are products of primes. 25 is the product of…

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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 calculable? I found this gem in a book by Marty Leeds.  I added the ten squared to it.  It works of course if you put two zeros before the one on the right side.  It’s weird how this works for 10, 11, 12, and 13.…

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Organizing Reality

Why do we organize things in groups of ten? You could argue that it’s only because we use the decimal system or base-10 mathematics, so it just appears that way.  However there is a lot of evidence that supports the idea that the decimal system is not some made-up anthropocentric contrivance, but a scalable numerical matrix to our reality.  Wikipedia tells us, we use base-10 because it is the most convenient since we have 10 fingers.  But as we’ll explore, there’s much more to it than that. The tetractys is a mystical symbol and was very important to the secret worship of the Pythagoreans.  A triangular figure consisting of ten points arranged in four rows: one, two, three, and four points in each row, which is the geometrical representation of the fourth triangular number.  The Tetragrammaton is the the name of God written in four Hebrew letters usually transliterated YHWH.  Both of…

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