Monday, 17 August 2009

I Spy,With My Little Eye Something Beginning With... i

Floral Division

Chrysanthumum Math

Finding beauty in symetry, is apparently down to the human brain finding symetrical images quicker to process. This could explain the general fashionable consesus, that natural is beautiful, symetry is simple, which is a type of beauty . Although our contemporary aesthetic taste has become more sophisticated, art may have begun with human ritual emulating the symetrical beauty in nature by trying to reproduce and then embelish it .
Religious art often expresses or depicts the beauty found in miracle. Whether with representational images or in the allagory of pattern , where symetry is abundant.
Scottish philosopher David Hume, defines a miracle as `violation of the laws of nature... a transgression of a law of nature by a particular volition of the Deity, or by the interposition of some invisible agent`.
Most of the stuff our universe is made of is invisible. Thats not to say it`s not there. Scientists
can neither see nor find it, but they attempt to describe it with the symetry found in equation.. They can`t find `God` (for want of a better term) either. Maybe `He` is wearing a the invisible metamaterial made of nanofibres thats mentioned in a previous blog. I wonder if the cloak is crocheted in a symetrical pattern.
`Belief in miricles need not be inconsistant with an acceptance of science.`
(Professor Hugh McLachlan)
Invisibility isn`t.

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