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    ways that follow laws then everything is ruled by how those atoms interact is how I see it. Like crystal formation is pretty much dictated by the shape of molecules. Like Bucky balls. I love this fractal stuff. I love how it inspires us to look at things differently.

    The easiest way for me to look at it is to think of chairs. How do you sit in a chair and how stable is that position. Can you sit on the bottom of the chair , the side, the seat, the back,... Our butts pretty much choose which is best. lol. But then maybe an ant who was inclined to sit in chairs would sit on one differently...Chairs are the rules and butts are the bonding spots.

    Since I first read a book on fractals I have been trying to grasp why the repeating patterns up and down the scale. Lots of philosophical contemplation in there considering that we are limited by our abilities to perceive and the machines we can build to observe (and turn into usable data) phenoma. My dogs made me think of the perception idea. Look at the world of a dogs senses or an ants or an whale. My dogs can smell and hear things I don't even know are there. An ant can see things up close and personal that I see only through a magnifier. I understand that whales can hear each other across the oceans. How perceptionless we are to the entireness of existence. And we are so busy killing off all other ways of perceiving a universe we are seeking to understand.

    Fear is the Mind Killer...

    by boophus on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 09:40:59 AM PST

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