Synergetics Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking by R. Buckminster Fuller, Arthur L. Loeb, E. J. Applewhite

By R. Buckminster Fuller, Arthur L. Loeb, E. J. Applewhite

Utilizing an encouraged mixture of geometric good judgment and metaphors from accepted human event, Bucky invitations readers to affix him on a visit via a 4-dimensional Universe, the place strategies as assorted as entropy, Einstein's relativity equations, and the which means of lifestyles develop into transparent, comprehensible, and instantly concerning. In his personal phrases: "Dare to be naive... it's one among our most enjoyable discoveries that neighborhood discovery results in a fancy of additional discoveries."

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02 In chrome-nickel-steel, the primary constituents are iron, chromium, and nickel. There are minor constituents of carbon, manganese, and others. It is a very popular way of thinking to say that a chain is no stronger than its weakest link. That seems to be very logical to us. Therefore, we feel that we can predict things in terms of certain minor constituents of wholes. That is the way much of our thinking goes. If I were to say that a chain is as strong as the sum of the strengths of its links, you would say that is silly.

The brain distinguishes the new, first-time-event, special case experiences only by comparing them with the set of all its recalled prior cognitions. 016 Although children have the most superb imaginative faculties, when they explore and arrive at new objective formulations, they rely__spontaneously and strategically__only upon their own memory of relevant experiences. With anticipatory imagination children consider the consequences of their experiments, such as a physical experiment entailing pure, unprecedented risk yet affording a reasonable possibility of success and including a preconception of the probable alternative physical consequences of their attempt.

All alloys are synergetic. Chrome-nickel-steel has an extraordinary total behavior. In fact, it is the high cohesive strength and structural stability of chrome-nickel-steel at enormous temperatures that has made possible the jet engine. The principle of the jet was invented by the squid and the jellyfish long ago. What made possible man's use of the jet principle was his ability to concentrate enough energy and to release it suddenly enough to give him tremendous thrust. The kinds of heat that accompany the amount of energies necessary for a jet to fly would have melted all the engines of yesterday.

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