Thursday, December 22, 2011
As the Cookie Crumbles (12/23/11): The OTHER "Frac"
Intuitive engineering! Deterministic chaos in the sand!
Colleague Dr. Wombat and I were remarking on "fractals" and Mandelbrot sets earlier.
The dispersal of a given species of trees in a given forest will replicate the pattern of stems on a given branch which then replicates the branching structure of the leaf, etc; for instance.
Wombat noted noted that, once you notice them, you cannot ever again ignore them.
You cannot "unsee" them.
And what they suggest, in the strongest terms, is that Geometry is "God..."|
Humans have a word for it: "infinity"
But we don't really MEAN it.
"We" say "infinity," but we assume (deeply) there is some 'beginning' or some 'end.'
But infinity really is infinite. So there is, in principle, no END to the permutations of self-referential, self-organizing recurrence.
And the "universe" is no more, there is "multiverse."
And none of them need resemble ours in the slightest; or some may, while others do not. Infinitely.(End Vid Here)
Something to think about at the beach, eh, hippies