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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Antikythera Mechanism

Referred to as the first known analog computer, the Antikythera Mechanism was discovered over a hundred years ago off the coast of Greece.   The mechanism is a device for calculating the motions of stars and planets.  Its true significance wasn’t realized until the early 70’s, when it was x-rayed and analyzed. The Greek astronomer Meton of Athens (fifth century BC) observed that a period of 19 years is almost exactly equal to 235 synodic months and, rounded to full days, counts 6,940 days. The difference between the two periods is only a few hours.  When we reduce these numbers to…

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Fibonacci Patterns

“Phi” and the Fibonacci Sequence, which is the seed that creates it, is ubiquitous in Nature. It’s found in modern design and ancient architecture. The Earth and Moon relationship as well as the Great Pyramid of Giza encode Phi. The spiral of the Milky Way down to the very essence of our DNA is a language written in this mathe-magical ratio, an intelligent construct and compass of our holofractographic reality. It was literally called the ‘Divine Proportion’ by Plato and his buddies. Lets just say that the golden mean, ø, the golden ratio, whatever you wanna call it, is the…

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