Wednesday, December 28, 2005

3 Points of Contact!

In the 50s and 60s, some smart group of people came out with a general formula/theory that anyone in the world can be related to another person by means of a series of 5 acquaintances.
That means that through 5 other people forming the intermediate nodes, anyone can be linked to me. And it can be anyone in the world that you can be connected to via 5 people.

This came to be known as the Six Degrees of Separation.

Dwelling my thoughts and braincells on this, I started to think of a chair. During my tertiary education in the UK, someone once mentioned to me that any objects, as long as they have 3 points of contact to any solid surface, they are more stable.

Consider this example, a chair with 4 legs, 4 points of contact. If any of the legs are shortened, the chair becomes unstable. And it takes quite a bit of effort to make it stable again, either by means of adding paper to the shorter leg or by shortening other legs.

Now look at the 3 legged chair. No matter which leg is shortened, it remains stable. This explains why camera and video tripods only have 3 legs. Even when I was standing a while ago, with 2 legs on the ground. Leaning towards a wall and allowing my elbow to contact the wall for side support gave me a more stable standing than just 2 legs alone.

3 points of contact forming stability.

Let's look at it from a non-physical angle.
A promise.
When you make a promise, you tell yourself that you will achieve some goal.
Ultimately the 3 points of contact can probably help to make it a more sturdy goal.
When you wed someone, you don't just keep the promise of faithfulness to yourself and your spouse, you ensure that the parents are aware of the promise as well..
3 Points of Contact.

Another example.
You and your best friend.
No one will really know until a 3rd party is aware.
3 points of contact.

A journey.
A journey is never complete without the 3 important criteria.
Start point.
End point.
Path to be taken.
3 points of contact.
Without the 3, the journey will have no start, no end and no direction. Completely unreliable.

Today is 28th December 2005.
Time is 0934hrs.

A creature that when young walks on 4 legs, in adulthood walks on 2 and in old age walks on 3.
When that creature does walk on 3 legs, it is a time when it is most wise and calm.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

The Science of Balance

The evolution of Science had satisfied Man's quest for knowledge.
Science had provided the answers to most of the "Why's" which Man had been asking.

Rain for example. A phenomenon of precipitation of vapour at an altitude, pressure and temperature at suitable conditions. An eternal cycle. Prediction is fairly possible with detailed records of yearly rainfalls.

To most, rain happens because vapour precipitated in the sky over our heads.
However, that is the scientific explanation of how it happens.
Why it happens? To water the earth which precious crops grow on?
To maintain a perfect ecological balance? To flood the rivers?

Can rain be purposeful in its nature? Can Man then direct its purpose or in some way control it?
For most parts of the world, that spans from the equator to the northern hemisphere, the summer period causes droughts. Droughts which cause many lifeforms to falter. Lifeform's whom fate is dependent on the water. Yet this cycle of life and death is inevitable for a balanced ecological system. A system where the natural selection of the species which can survive.

It is also known that its the elliptical path of earth around the Sun and that of Earth's rotation that causes the change of seasons, which in turn affect the amount of rainfall.

Is gravity, which explains the push and pull between planets, and causes the elliptical motion of planets around the sun that affects the weather? The intricate balance of each planet as an element in the perfect motion of elliptical fashion around the Sun is critical for the fixed path.
Every planent's path is pre-ordained for all eternity. Each its own path around the Sun and each in a concentric elliptical path which will never collide with another.

Today is 1st December 2005.
Time is 1530hrs.

It is amazing the cycle of evolution and science and the amount of trash generated everyday or the amount of equipment sent to Space everyday, that none of it amounts to a huge change of mass on our planet which can cause the gravitational effects to change in relation with the rest of the planets which are almost static in terms of trash and evolution and science. Perhaps, that balance, will never be explained by Science alone.