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 the most simple geometric form that is in balance with the space it occupies, in perfect equilibrium on all sides. Organizing numbers one to infinity in a radial pattern on its twelve points creates a 2-Dimensional cross emerging from the most harmonious 3-Dimensional form.…

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