When I inside and outside my "self", I see one thing: fractals. Fractals explain to me the microcosm and the macrocosm that our cells, bodies, societies, galaxies, and possibly universes and beyond, are a part of.
Have you seen the "Power of Ten" clip? This is a MUST. It zooms out at the power of 10 every second out to the edge of our universe and then zooms into through to the quantum quark inside your hand. Out of every youtube clip I've ever posted on this blog, this is my favourite:
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A fractal is a shape that you can split into parts, zoom in, and discover the same or similar shape, times infinity. It's almost magic, this pattern which extends outward and inward, seemingly to infinity. I'll use the Koch Snowflake among others examples of fractals to introduce what I find a very exciting concept it to you.
If this is the first you've heard of fractals, the best introduction is the Mandelbrot Fractal Adventure:
Let's look at a few in nature:
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"India's chaos was bigger than your ego," said Farhad Azad. "You have to remember we are but drops in the ocean." He was right, India's incomprehensibility had put me back in my place. Somewhere along the line I came across this song, it's pretty funny. By Kimya Dawson:
I like it. "I am a speck of dust inside a giant's eye"
As you can see, over a few rounds of longneck Himalaya (Nepali beer) on two brief occasions, I learned a lot from Farhad. It's amazing how when you are open to Read more [...]