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Again, to turn to the concrete. The question is whether this has any practical application for ordinary life, beyond being merely an interesting topic of discussion.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Get to Know Us. Or alternatively, sometimes an expression involving square roots may be described as the solution of a quadratic equation with sjnergetics coefficients i. I think Fuller’s synergetics describes real physics. He did erect, on his Nova Scotia island, a tetrahedronal tower, its seventy-two foot legs meeting tripod fashion five stories above the ground.

Synergetics (Fuller)

The question is whether these models have any experiential validity. He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, and popularized the widely known geodesic dome. Buckminster Fuller said once that he was ‘blessed’ with very weak eyesight early in childhood that enabled him to ‘see’ things differently – he relied on his sense of touch, etc.

Therefore, he would rather you re-read a sentence out of sheer necessity, rather than skim through and misunderstand his points. Why does he so often make use of square root of 2, and to approximations of pi? He gives many penetrating insights and new discoveries, but the synergetics coordinate system needs a lot more development and integration before it will be possible to use it as the operative model in all of Science.


I achieved this mostly by forcing myself to focus on the words, rather than relying on Bucky to pave an easy path. Synergetics derives from experientially invoked mathematics. The issue of volume measure is dependent on the choice of the unit of volume. I’ve been thinking lately: By now you’ve already decided whether you want to read this book or not.

I have no clear understanding of what it would look like to carry this out in practice. From my own study of synergetics, I’m convinced that Bucky did in fact identify the coordinate system used by Nature.

Systems having insideness and outsideness must return upon themselves in a plurality of directions and are therefore interiorally concave and exteriorally convex.

One person found this helpful. Fuller was continually on the lookout for ways to connect the dots, often purely speculatively. It’s really rather nasty looking, if I must say. The vectors connecting the centers of the adjacent spheres are identical in length and angular relationship. Ian you have got to read this”! He exhaustively cataloged the central and surface angles of these spherical triangles and their related chord factors. Give us this eternity our daily integrity and fore-give us our dis-integrations as we fore-give those who dis-integrate around us.

Further musings on the computational cosmograph”. Energy lost to one system always reappeared somewhere else in his Universe. The new life is noncontiguous to the previous male life. It is formatted like a textbook, with every paragraph assigned a categorisation number ” The metaphysical is antientropic, methodically marshalling energy. The irrationality of the height of an equilateral triangle: Bucky’s own thoughts on the importance of synergetics were presented in the Exhibit Brochure.


Moreover, the dynamic nature of synergetics implies that we need not get stuck permanently in paradigms as Thomas Kuhn suggests.

R. Buckminster Fuller’s Synergetics

Oct 06, Mark Siegmund rated it it was amazing. It seems in fact that he actively uses them, but only as approximations, and with a synergetic conversion factor.

Mathematics can be quite fun if the right apparatus are in place. Men are, then, islanded, individual discontinuities. One that is more geometrically intuitive and hence explainable to young children.

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Each leg was subdivided into four-foot tetrahedral cells of half-inch pipe, and each cell could support two tons without signs of distress. Subfields of and scientists involved in cybernetics.

Forms are special case systems. If we multiply both results by the Synergetics Constant, we get a cube of volume 0. Do not waste your time, as man has been doing for ages, trying to think of a unit shape “outside of which there must be something,” or “within which, at center, there must be a smaller something.

That is, after reading a chapter in “Synergetics,” one should then read the corresponding chapter in this book. Your regular polyhedra hierarchy may be just another way of looking at the three fundamental geometrical forms in Universe – my so-called canonical rational forms. Thus the primitive is a priori four-dimensional, always based on the four planes of reference of the tetrahedron.

Even the integers, he wrote, are obviously an invention of the human mind, a self-created tool which simplifies the ordering of certain sensory experiences.