The ceiling of Lotfollah mosque in Isfahan (Iran) has 8-fold symmetries.
The Fundamentality of Symmetry Over History
There is no place for arrogance in our world today. We all have instant access to information, knowledge, insight and wisdom. What we do with it is penultimate.
The infinite encapsulates symmetry. We know this fact in light of the larger picture of the entire universe whereby it is all simply and logically encapsulated within just 202 base-2 exponential notations from the Planck base units to the Age of the Universe.
For about three billion years, all of history recorded by humans has been within 202nd notation. The first second of creation, in this chart, is between notations 143 and 144. There is enough potential diversity within the first 67 notations to give us the diversity of mathematics we have within Special Relativity, General Relativity, and Quantum Mechanics.
The Planck units did not receive much attention for about 100 years; it took Frank Wilczek of MIT, writing in Physics Today, to shake that tree alive with his three articles about Scaling Mt. Planck (2001). If we follow the work of Turok, Rovelli, and Muller, big bang cosmology has seen its best days. Now it is time to search of new beginnings that in some manner echo Genesis 1 and the epochs as defined by big bang cosmology. The two are not mutually exclusive.
Of course, especially on this day, let us hope that your openness valves are all open! Thank you.
PS. A bit of this work began in 1975 at Harvard Divinity School when I was at student of
Arthur McGill and where we focused on hypostatic constructs within Finite and Infinite (the 1943 work of Oxford don, Austin Farrer). Extensive work with Rhodes scholar, John Findlay, also helped focus on hypostatic constructs. Prior to this work, my primary focus was on perfected states within the physics of space-time. The epiphany did not begin to happen until 2011, yet there has been a fair amount of disbelief that something so simple could have been overlooked for so long. -B