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Originally posted by el1jah
Some background on Nassim- He is a self taught physicist, he has created various theories based on mathematics and sacred geometry, he claims to have an equation that accounts for 'dark mater'. He believes at the center of every atom, every person, and every planet, is a black hole. These black holes connect to other things, and aliens use the planet and the sun to travel around the universe through the black holes in the center. I really love listening to his lectures, but I try to take what he says with a grain of salt since his reputation is so so and his followers a little 'cultish'. Listen to the lecture I put at the bottom, it covers everything from sacred geometry, to ufos, to aliens, to ancient civilizations, to the arc of the covenant, to the knights templar, to modern vatican conspiracy. Great stuff and he does make remarkable connections between different fields of thought.
Google Video Link
A cascade of surface wave patterns with increasing rotational symmetry ranging from simple square to tenfold quasiperiodic is observed for Faraday waves. The experiment concerns the excitation of subharmonic standing surface waves by oscillating vertical acceleration. Our observation agrees with the prediction of a recent theory. By presenting these predictions in a dimensionless form, we illustrate the genericity of this phenomenon and emphasize the very favorable agreement with experiment.
Example of an approximate quasipattern in a periodically forced PDE. Spatial Fourier transforms of quasipatterns observed in Faraday wave experiments suggest that the patterns are well represented by the sum of 8, 10 or 12 Fourier modes with wavevectors equally spaced around a circle. However, nonlinear interactions between these wavevectors generate new modes that come arbitrarily close to the original 8, 10 or 12 wavevectors, which leads to complications in the theory for these patterns.
Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
reply to post by Aqualung2012
they're pleasing because humans look for, and love, patterns.
these particles are not static, they're very dynamic. technically i believe they would be considered a granular gas when they're being excited by the vibrations.
edit on 3-3-2012 by Bob Sholtz because: (no reason given)
Exactly my point. Here we have a solid matter behaving as a liquid. Which is precisely what is shown in the particle "firing through slits" experiment.