Re: 2-Sided Perceptions

From: scerir (
Date: Tue Oct 03 2000 - 14:50:14 MDT

Natasha Vita-More wrote:
"What I'm looking for is an analogy for how we interpret
information in ways that are diverse and/or contradictory.
The analogy would reflect how concepts can be understood
from, say, two diverse perspectives."

Buckyballs (Buckminster Fullerenes) show an interesting "duality".
Actually these balls are - as macroscopic objects - particles,
but also waves.

The shapes of buckyballs
with their symmetries and their very different geometries
and their crystal patterns too
resemble the interlocked trusses of
Buckminster Fuller's geodesic domes

Incidentally there was a scene in Star-Trek: The Next
Generation in which Worf's son produced fullerenes
and filled them with water.....

More about Fullerenes

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