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His(David Bohm) passion for truth carried him wherever it might possibly find nourishment, and his theories consequently reflect tremendous breadth and depth in accounting for a wide range truth that stems from a diverse spectrum of epistemologies.

The 3Ps blog is dedicated to exploring cosmology, quantum physics, and the domains of the very small and the very large with poetic expression of science concepts, philosophy, and history of ideas at the emergent consciousness level by using the "words of science."

Out from here
near the edge of the universe
clear of culture clutter
it's syllables my dear
wandering where
cosmic attractions
search for...the rest
The hologram universe

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Monday, May 02, 2005

Mathematics in Pop Culture-Fibonacci Quilt Spiral

A segment on Science Friday worth a listen.

It reminded me of a poem that I wrote a several months ago that gets at the same issues that are raised in this radio segment. I portrayed quilters in their roles as closet mathematicians and poets and end with a pop culture cliche to assure that no one misses the absurdity of a male science guy at a quilt show.

Fibonacci Quilt Spiral

Poems evolve like quilts
word pieces, color image, quiet dreams—
slowly, abruptly
together they go.
Sometimes they surprise you, tempt you,
leaving you anxious.
Does this fit? Is the color right?
Days pass.

Working evenings, rearranging,
small changes,
big change,
go back to the dream.
Let the pattern speak.

the message appears,
your fingers working—

transforming wisdom
exploding from familiar scraps.



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