Re: sacred geometry

Anders Sandberg (
20 Sep 1997 03:07:29 +0200 writes:

> In a message dated 97-09-19 18:20:00 EDT, you write:
> << The sacred geometry site you mention is just this kind of analogous,
> nice non-reasoning. Beautiful symbols (I really appreciate the beauty
> of geometry), vague analogies with no need for proofs or confirmation.
> It really doesn't lead anywhere but gives a nice, cozy feeling. It
> is muzak for the brain! Compare this to the zometool pages, which
> provide a tool for real exploration and contains real mathematical
> relations; this is the road to real self growth.
> >>
> Have you looked at the page? It's pretty scientific, they use computers and
> formulas and a whole bunch of stuff for what they do. Try reading some of
> the article without a bias, and then you'll learn something worthwile.

Use of computers and formulas does not make an idea scientific, it
is their rigiorous application that makes it scientific. I really
tried to read some of the articles without bias, but it is hard to
avoid when one sees loose reasoning and faith masquerading as fact.
In many cases I got a feeling of total emptiness (and not in the
positive Zen sense!) hidden behind pretty words and pictures. It is
sad, since I would really like something like this to be true: an
unified world, interconnected through the elegance and intricacies
of geometry. Unfortunately this site (and the many similar sites
on the net, they are legion) doesn't get there.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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