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LeoRetilus
03-02-2010, 04:19 AM
Struvite:

"Struvite crystals (magnesium ammonium phosphate, triple phosphate) usually appear as colorless, 3-dimensional, prism-like crystals ("coffin lids"). Occasionally, they instead resemble (vaguely) an old-fashioned double-edged razor blade (lower frame)"

http://diaglab.vet.cornell.edu/clinpath/modules/UA-SED/images/strucomp.jpg

I wanted to start this thread out by partly pointing out a connection between Deviadah's Glass Coffin artwork and the struvite crystals appearance, as I saw a picture of them for the first time a few days ago when I pointed out the struvite/phosphorus connection in the nitrogen thread, so I went looking for some additional photos that I posted above and in that webpage they also refer to struvite as coffin like- coincidental? I don't think so.

Struvite crystals as a geometric shape, which many know is an "angle" I like to look at(no pun intended), is best exemplified as a tesseract or a hypercube. Coincidentally today as well I opened up my youtube to see this video that was recommended to me: Hypercubes and Plato's Cave (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP_d14zi8jk&NR=1&feature=fvwp)

Tesseract (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesseract)

"Geometry

The tesseract can be constructed in a number of ways. As a regular polytope with three cubes folded together around every edge, it has Schläfli symbol {4,3,3}. Constructed as a 4D hyperprism made of two parallel cubes, it can be named as a composite Schläfli symbol {4,3}x{ }. As a duoprism, a Cartesian product of two squares, it can be named by a composite Schläfli symbol {4}x{4}.

Since each vertex of a tesseract is adjacent to four edges, the vertex figure of the tesseract is a regular tetrahedron. The dual polytope of the tesseract is called the hexadecachoron, or 16-cell, with Schläfli symbol {3,3,4}.

Here's the chemical mechanism that makes that geometry possible within the struvite crystals:
(the P4 molecule is a tetrahedron)
Wikipedia: Phosphrus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosphorus)

P4 molecule

"White phosphorus has two forms, low-temperature β form and high-temperature α form. They both contain a phosphorus P4 tetrahedron as a structural unit, in which each atom is bound to the other three atoms by a single bond. This P4 tetrahedron is also present in liquid and gaseous phosphorus up to the temperature of 800 °C when it starts decomposing to P2 molecules."

Of course looking at the hypercube, right away I thought of the struvite crystals and began to see them as the same microcosmic salt of man in a new light, a physical manifestation of his tenth dimensional (keter) potential. Where pure potentiality and undifferentiation exist as a state of (seemingly) chaos where all possibilities exist in a singularity at once.

Please watch the video mentioned above(especially in respect to Plato's Cave as man's perspective to the multi-verse and quantum uncertainty) as well as this one: Garret Lisi's E8 video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xHw9zcCvRQ&annotation_id=annotation_397656&feature=iv)

Enjoy! :) And have a nice day!

Awani
03-05-2010, 07:03 PM
I wanted to start this thread out by partly pointing out a connection between Deviadah's Glass Coffin artwork and the struvite crystals appearance

As stated elsewhere I did not draw this image, ;)
but the connections you make are interesting. I also think this symbol is a watered down kids version of the Phoneix-concept:

From Snow White...

:cool:

Andro
03-05-2010, 07:15 PM
How To Imagine Ten Dimentions (http://www.wimp.com/tendimensions)

Ghislain
03-05-2010, 11:36 PM
Bit heavy that Androgynus

I get the flatland...there is another animation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWyTxCsIXE4&feature=related) where a guy
in the third dimention is talking to an occupant in the second...
It's good.

I think I can stay with it up to the fifth :confused:

Ghislain

Andro
03-06-2010, 07:14 AM
I think I can stay with it up to the fifth.

It can take a few times of focused watching to be able to follow the film as it goes higher into the dimentions.

By the time you realize how all infinities are but one point in the tenth, well...

:D

Andro
03-09-2010, 12:43 PM
How To Imagine Ten Dimentions (http://www.wimp.com/tendimensions)

To somehow complement the above linked animation, I highly recommend to watch the movie 'The Nines' (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0810988/).