Crochet Pattern Contagion – Duplet – Space-Group Morphologies

from: Dataisnature

Nearly every source of attribution for old crochet patterns found on the web remains a mystery. There exists a dark web of pattern swapping enthusiasts fostering a contagion spread that conceals its origin. But one source identified is the old Russian language Duplet Magazine – worth singling out for its graphic ordering of patterns in optical monochrome cells configured to its own space-filling logic. Close-knit windowpanes create a comic strip story of evolving symmetry – a biological taxonomy of tiny skeletal organisms – Haeckel’s Radiolaria or Baricelli’s number-shaped organisms? Duplet really leads a double life as a handbook of space-group morphologies.

 

When Form Ignored Darwin

In its 150 years of existence, Darwinistic evolution has failed to resolve the enormous theoretical difficulties which have confronted it since its very conception.

TRANSLATED BY JOHN BRUCE LEONARD

This article was originally published under the name ‘Quando la forma ignorò Darwin: introduzione alla scienza della morfologia’ (‘When Form Ignored Darwin: Introduction to the Science of Morphology’) in the excellent Italian journal Centro Studi La Runa, which publishes as well a number of articles in various languages beyond Italian. This original translation of ‘When Form Ignored Darwin’ will be published in three parts, with the next installment scheduled for next Friday, 26 October.

It is the belief of the editor that this current essay represents a first-rate philosophico-scientific critique of evolution, and, what is much more important, the vindication of a viable alternative, rooted in the best of the Western philosophical tradition; it is for that reason of exceptional importance, both toward vitalizing our stagnant intellectual debate on this subject, and toward rightly locating the biological question within the larger cultural struggle in which we are involved.

Part 1

The theory of Evolution was without a doubt one of most influential scientific theories in the culture of the 19th century, and it remains to this day the dominant theory, at least within the biological sciences. At the same time, however, and perhaps by reason of its longevity, no other theory has seen the devotees and the pillars which upheld it crumble to the same degree over the course of the years. As of today, evolutionism, by virtue of the advancement of studies in all correlated disciplines – from genetics to molecular biology, to paleontology, etc. – could be defined, without fear of exaggerating, as a theory now defunct, which survives exclusively in scholastic texts and in the books of those academics who still dare to defend it, albeit with a thousand caveats, a thousand ifs and buts.

Already from the beginning, from the publication of Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species, the theory could claim illustrious critics of great scientific and philosophical depth. By the time of Darwin, works had already been published by the great men of morphological biology, which is to say, by the champions of that philosophical tradition which only later became scientific – a tradition dating back to Aristotle, which reads the transformations of life in the light of form rather than in adaptation by natural selection. After Aristotle, these great thinkers of life respond to the names of Linnaeus, Cuvier, Saint-Hilaire, Goethe, Von Baer and, at the beginning of the 20th century, D’Arcy Thompson, Kleinschmidt, Dacqué, Westenhöfer, Portmann, Sacchetti in Italy, and, in more recent times, also in Italy, Giuseppe Sermonti (among the advocates of the Structuralists of Osaka group), and Roberto Fondi, a paleontologist from Siena – only to name the foremost of them. Before passing over to analysis of the question, it is necessary, however, to clear the field of a number of prejudices which are to be found even amongst academics, and which hinder calm and constructive scientific debate. In the first place, as of today, all the polemics and debates on this issue seem to be reducible to a true ideological disagreement between the hard-line creationists, or, as we might define them, the fundamentalists of creationism, and the pure evolutionists, meaning those who sustain the modern version of Darwinism, so-called Neo-Darwinism – which is to say, Darwin enriched by the discovery of DNA.

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The Universal Harmonic Pattern of Life

Richard Merrick

The discussion now brings us to a definition of life based on the physical process behind the formation of harmonics in a circular or spherical container. Properly defining this process is essential in understanding the physics guiding evolution and the patterning process of organic growth. As we will see, the geometry of life can be traced back to one universal pattern of harmonic interference.

Fig. 10

Not too surprising, this universal pattern can be easily found using a ‘Blackman spectral analysis’ of two musical tones diverging at a constant rate from unison upward to an octave (Fig. 10). Reproduced here with a built-in function in Adobe Audition®, the analysis reveals the spacing and size of resonant gaps that form naturally according to small whole number harmonic ratios, just as Pythagoras had discovered over 2,500 years ago. Each gap corresponds to a simple musical proportion, such as the 3:2 ratio of a perfect fifth, 4:3 perfect fourth and the highly resonant 5:3 major sixth – the widest gap of all.

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Types of Supernovae – Discussion

Mainstream View:

“Before” and “After” pictures of Supernova 1987A
The above two photographs are of the same part of the sky. The photo on the right was taken in 1987 during the supernova explosion of SN 1987A, while the left hand photo was taken beforehand. Supernovae are one of the most energetic explosions in nature, equivalent to the power in a 1028megaton bomb (i.e., a few octillion nuclear warheads).

Supernovae are divided into two basic physical types:

Type Ia. These result from some binary star systems in which a carbon-oxygen white dwarf is accreting matter from a companion. (What kind of companion star is best suited to produce Type Ia supernovae is hotly debated.) In a popular scenario, so much mass piles up on the white dwarf that its core reaches a critical density of 2 x 109 g/cm3. This is enough to result in an uncontrolled fusion of carbon and oxygen, thus detonating the star.

Type II. These supernovae occur at the end of a massive star’s lifetime, when its nuclear fuel is exhausted and it is no longer supported by the release of nuclear energy. If the star’s iron core is massive enough, it will collapse and become a supernova.

However, these types of supernovae were originally classified based on the existence of hydrogen spectral lines: Type Ia spectra do not show hydrogen lines, while Type II spectra do.

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051 EU Meetup September 30th, 2018

We’re happy to welcome a special guest today: Ema Kurent

(DFAstrolS, QHP, CMA, ISAR CAP) from Ljubljana, Slovenia, has been professional astrologer since 1989, consulting, teaching, writing and researching. She specializes in traditional astrology. She is the head of the ISAR ­affiliated Astrological Academy Stella. Her articles have appeared in journals worldwide. She has spoken at conferences in Slovenia, Serbia, England, India, Poland, South Africa and USA, and held workshops, mainly on the use of eclipses and declinations in personal forecasting and on horary astrology.

Her book Horarna Astrologija was published in 2015.

THE DEVASTATING POWER OF COMETS

Ema Kurent

“I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.” (Mark Twain)

A romantic view of life and death, or a spark of a genius mind? Incidentally, Mark Twain died on April 21, 1910, the day following the comet’s subsequent return. And as “freakish” as it may seem, my research suggests that his birth and death were indeed powerfully related to Halley’s Comet. Not because the years of both incidents coincided with the appearance of the comet, but because the places of his birth and death were aligned with some strong ACG lines at the crucial points in the comet’s orbit. But for the reader to understand the rest, I must first introduce my technique.

Before proceeding, let me say that I have always sensed that comets, like planets and fixed stars and asteroids and so on, surely must influence life on our planet. But how, when and where would those influences become apparent? Those questions remained unanswered, until I let my mind find the proper way of research, the right technique or “modus operandi”, so to speak.

Since then, I have spent hours and hours calculating the various comets’ positions at the crucial points in their orbit and relating them to events on our planet. My research on the comets’ influence upon Earth has been mind-boggling, to say the least. My findings suggest that comets “cause” (or are synchronized to) an incredible high number of natural disasters and man-caused accidents. They are probably related to happy events as well, but much more research need be done before any definitive conclusions are reached. At then present point of my “travel” on the comets’ highway, I only stare at the incredible possibilities of research and discovery that the study of the comets has to offer. This research is not of a philosophic nature, but is based on astronomical facts. These facts, combined with the astrological theory of how certain planets affect life on Earth, offer a meeting ground of both sciences for which the present age may be just ripe. Indeed, if the academic world would humbly take time and allow consideration for the planetary influences which have been so thoroughly researched by the astrological community, a huge leap in both sciences would immediately take place.

But for this to happen, the scientific community would first have to allow for the fact that if comets’ (as well as planetary) influence is to be researched and evaluated, they would have to stop observing the planets (and other bodies, including comets) just as some distant objects in the sky. They would have to acknowledge that the Earth can receive and respond to their passages through the sky only when the Earth-related celestial planes and planetary (comets’) orbits meet.

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