Category Archives: Polytopes

13th Sphere of the GreenGrocer

I suppose you are two fathoms deep in mathematics,and if you are, then God help you, for so am I,only with this difference,I stick fast in the mud at the bottom and there I shall remain.–Charles Darwin How nice that … Continue reading

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Theoretical Excellence

Although Aristotle in general had a more empirical and experimental attitude than Plato, modern science did not come into its own until Plato’s Pythagorean confidence in the mathematical nature of the world returned with Kepler, Galileo, and Newton. For instance, … Continue reading

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Pasquale Del Pezzo and E8 Origination?

“I’m a Platonist — a follower of Plato — who believes that one didn’t invent these sorts of things, that one discovers them. In a sense, all these mathematical facts are right there waiting to be discovered.“Donald (H. S. M.) … Continue reading

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Donald Coxeter: The Man Who Saved Geometry

“I’m a Platonist — a follower of Plato — who believes that one didn’t invent these sorts of things, that one discovers them. In a sense, all these mathematical facts are right there waiting to be discovered.”Harold Scott Macdonald (H. … Continue reading

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Art and Science

This is going to be quite the blog entry because as little a response might have been from Clifford’s links to artistic imagery and it’s relation to science. I definitely have more to say. So being short of time, the … Continue reading

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The Sound of the Landscape

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK As you know my name is Plato (The School of Athens by Raphael:)I have lived on for many years now, in the ideas that are presented in the ideas of R Buckminister Fuller, and with the … Continue reading

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Tesseract

In geometry, the tesseract, or hypercube, is a regular, convex polychoron with eight cubical cells. It can be thought of as a 4-dimensional analogue of the cube. Roughly speaking the tesseract is to the cube as the cube is to … Continue reading

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