A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science - Chapter 2: Dyad - It Takes Two to Tango Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2: Dyad - It Takes Two to Tango Summary and Analysis

The Birth of the Other

"The circle is the womb and cradle of our symbolic universe" (p. 22). A pebble tossed into a lake produces more images of itself. The process of replication is accomplished in geometry by the line. A true line is one-dimensional. It only has width but no thickness. The point/circle and the line are the parents of succeeding geometric designs.

The Dual Throng

The ancient Greeks referred to a form other than a circle as the Dyad. They were not as comfortable with a shape that did not have the a divine center as that of the circle. They thought of the Dyad as audacious and bold for separating from the whole. The Greeks had a real problem with a departure from the...

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