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Apr 8, 2020


I wanna talk about symmetry.

Symmetry is a funny and interesting thing. Artists talk about symmetry in their works. Biologists talk about the symmetry of organisms. Chemists talk about the symmetry of molecules, and physicists talk about the symmetry of particles. A lawyer may talk about symmetry in a contract, or a strategist might talk about symmetrical or asymmetrical forces. Not only do people all through the different parts of society talk about symmetry, but they all use it essentially the same way.

Something has symmetry if you perform some ‘transformation’ on it (like rotating it around an axis) without experiencing a change. For instance, if you have cube standing on one of its points, you could rotate it 90*s and the ‘new’ cube would be indistinguishable from the ‘old’ cube.

The symmetry transformations or symmetry elements are: mirror planes, rotations axes, inversion centers, and screw axes. If you’re a seraph existing in a heaven of platonic perfection, you might also see tetrahedral, octahedral, and icosahedral symmetry elements. The totality of a subjects symmetry can be described by the simplest transformations which can be combined to make all other transformations of that subject. For the mathematically inclined, this is Group Theory.

Biologically, most of us animals have bilateral symmetry. This means that there’s a plane that goes through us, that has mirror images on either side of it. In schoenflies notations, this is represented by the Greek letter sigma.


Higher symmetries are present in places like the Palace at Al-Hambra, or the prints of MC Escher. Even higher symmetries are present in molecules like carbon tetrachloride, where scientists use their Point Groups to understand their spectra.



Using group theory, algebra, and geometry, symmetry encompasses every facet of human existence.

Bringing us back to Jung’s archetypes, we see that symmetry Must be an archetype. If it wasn’t an archetype, we would physically not be able to perceive it. Because it is an archetype, we perceive it literally everywhere, from a puddle of water, to a star, to subatomic particles, to bathroom walls, and even our marriages. Truly, Jung is an eternal scientist on par with Marx

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Bronze Fonz
Feb 14, 2019






xraM htiw rap no tsitneics lanrete na si gnuJ ,ylurT .segairram ruo neve dna ,sllaw moorhtab ot ,selcitrap cimotabus ot ,rats a ot ,retaw fo elddup a morf ,erehwyreve yllaretil ti eviecrep ew ,epytehcra na si ti esuaceB .ti eviecrep ot elba eb ton yllacisyhp dluow ew ,epytehcra na t’nsaw ti fI .epytehcra na eb tsuM yrtemmys taht ees ew ,sepytehcra s’gnuJ ot kcab su gnignirB

.ecnetsixe namuh fo tecaf yreve sessapmocne yrtemmys ,yrtemoeg dna ,arbegla ,yroeht puorg gnisU



.artceps rieht dnatsrednu ot spuorG tnioP rieht esu stsitneics erehw ,edirolhcartet nobrac ekil selucelom ni tneserp era seirtemmys rehgih nevE .rehcsE CM fo stnirp eht ro ,arbmaH-lA ta ecalaP eht ekil secalp ni tneserp era seirtemmys rehgiH



.amgis rettel keerG eht yb detneserper si siht ,snoitaton seilfneohcs nI .ti fo edis rehtie no segami rorrim sah taht ,su hguorht seog taht enalp a s’ereht taht snaem sihT .yrtemmys laretalib evah slamina su fo tsom ,yllacigoloiB

.yroehT puorG si siht ,denilcni yllacitamehtam eht roF .tcejbus taht fo snoitamrofsnart rehto lla ekam ot denibmoc eb nac hcihw snoitamrofsnart tselpmis eht yb debircsed eb nac yrtemmys stcejbus a fo ytilatot ehT .stnemele yrtemmys lardehasoci dna ,lardehatco ,lardehartet ees osla thgim uoy ,noitcefrep cinotalp fo nevaeh a ni gnitsixe hpares a er’uoy fI .sexa wercs dna ,sretnec noisrevni ,sexa snoitator ,senalp rorrim :era stnemele yrtemmys ro snoitamrofsnart yrtemmys ehT

.ebuc ’dlo‘ eht morf elbahsiugnitsidni eb dluow ebuc ’wen‘ eht dna s*09 ti etator dluoc uoy ,stniop sti fo eno no gnidnats ebuc evah uoy fi ,ecnatsni roF .egnahc a gnicneirepxe tuohtiw )sixa na dnuora ti gnitator ekil( ti no ’noitamrofsnart‘ emos mrofrep uoy fi yrtemmys sah gnihtemoS

.yaw emas eht yllaitnesse ti esu lla yeht tub ,yrtemmys tuoba klat yteicos fo strap tnereffid eht hguorht lla elpoep od ylno toN .secrof lacirtemmysa ro lacirtemmys tuoba klat thgim tsigetarts a ro ,tcartnoc a ni yrtemmys tuoba klat yam reywal A .selcitrap fo yrtemmys eht tuoba klat stsicisyhp dna ,selucelom fo yrtemmys eht tuoba klat stsimehC .smsinagro fo yrtemmys eht tuoba klat stsigoloiB .skrow rieht ni yrtemmys tuoba klat stsitrA .gniht gnitseretni dna ynnuf a si yrtemmyS

.yrtemmys tuoba klat annaw I

communism bitch
Apr 24, 2009


One of my balls is bigger than the other so im not symmetrical

ClamdestineBoyster
Aug 15, 2015


Uh uh Pythagorean theorem, quantum, center of gravity, tesseract, parabola, I HAVE SAID POWERFUL MATH WORDS KNEEL BEFORE YOURE GOD!

William Henry Hairytaint
Oct 29, 2011



Most humans don't have perfect facial symmetry and the ones that do or are close to it tend to be regarded as exceptionally beautiful.

All elves however have perfect symmetry which is yet another reason they're superior to humans.

gleebster
Dec 16, 2006
Probation
Can't post for 4 days!


Pillbug

Starfish, or sea stars, have radial symmetry, and are either more or less beautiful than humans.

OMFG FURRY
Jul 10, 2006

[snarky comment]

one boob is always bigger than another boob because of your heart

ClamdestineBoyster
Aug 15, 2015


OMFG FURRY posted:

one boob is always bigger than another boob because of your heart

It’s cool when strippers can make one to clockwise and the other one go counterclockwise, it’s like gently caress yeah she’s getting math done.

Who What Now
Sep 10, 2006


Statistically you'd think that I'd sometimes fluke into typing a decent post. Nah. Only the most tedious, shitty posts, all day every day baby!

Don't bother engaging me, I don't ever get the hints to fuck off.




William Henry Hairytaint posted:

Most humans don't have perfect facial symmetry and the ones that do or are close to it tend to be regarded as exceptionally beautiful.

All elves however have perfect symmetry which is yet another reason they're superior to humans.

Elves are just bastardized versions of orcs, whom are symmetrically asymmetrical

Mozi
Apr 4, 2004

one step done and another begun



Nap Ghost

symmetry is OK i guess but have you heard of SUPERsymmetry?

my dog died im sad
Jun 29, 2015


SymmetryrtemmyS

Inexplicable Humblebrag
Sep 20, 2003



it may be posted by an insane person but that first reply's definitely top tier

Bronze Fonz
Feb 14, 2019




https://www.browserling.com/tools/text-reverse

DarkSoulsTantrum
Apr 6, 2011

this kills the crab

Sure, they're visually impressive, but a lot of posters find large avatars physically uncomfortable. Furthermore, the owners of large avatars often rely on their size alone and don't bother to develop more refined posting techniques.


Grimey Drawer


Whoa

Daikloktos
Jan 1, 2020

by Cyrano4747


























BIG TIT LIL NIP
Oct 5, 2005




racecar

The Walrus
Jul 9, 2002




Fun Shoe

go hang a salami, im a lasagna hog!

DarkSoulsTantrum
Apr 6, 2011

this kills the crab

Sure, they're visually impressive, but a lot of posters find large avatars physically uncomfortable. Furthermore, the owners of large avatars often rely on their size alone and don't bother to develop more refined posting techniques.


Grimey Drawer

lid off a daffodil

Hammerite
Mar 9, 2007

And you don't remember what I said here, either, but it was pompous and stupid.


Jade Ear Joe

William Henry Hairytaint posted:

Most humans don't have perfect facial symmetry and the ones that do or are close to it tend to be regarded as exceptionally beautiful.

rib kid. beautiful human or the most beautiful human? discuss.

Tnuctip
Sep 25, 2017



Symmetry is not defacto an archetype, just because its common. Also at Marx being a scientist.

china bot
Sep 7, 2014

you listen HERE pal
SAY GOODBYE TO TELEPHONE SEX


Plaster Town Cop

some day mother will die and I'll get the money

The_Continental
Jan 13, 2019

My god, Winston, is that infernal sun still giving my buttocks that entirely too cool smirk?!


We find symmetrical faces more attractive they say and im inclined to agree



Bronze Fonz
Feb 14, 2019




Daikloktos
Jan 1, 2020

by Cyrano4747


The_Continental posted:

We find symmetrical faces more attractive they say and im inclined to agree




drat, I had something for this but then I had to pledge to the mods not to post gross stuff anymore...

William Henry Hairytaint
Oct 29, 2011




I thought he kinda looked like a chipmunk even before you did this to him

The_Continental
Jan 13, 2019

My god, Winston, is that infernal sun still giving my buttocks that entirely too cool smirk?!


Daikloktos posted:

drat, I had something for this but then I had to pledge to the mods not to post gross stuff anymore...

hey everyone, ridicule this lame rule follower

Coolness Averted
Feb 20, 2007

oh don't worry, I can't smell asparagus piss, it's in my DNA

GO HOGG WILD!


china bot posted:

some day mother will die and I'll get the money

you son of a bitch

Strumpie
Dec 8, 2012


you know i didn't want to believe it, but judging by the reception of the symmetry thread vs the asymmetry thread i am forced to conclude the scientists were right and the subconscious bias for 'order' prevails.

that, or The_Continental really half arsed the asymmetry thread by comparison.

The_Continental
Jan 13, 2019

My god, Winston, is that infernal sun still giving my buttocks that entirely too cool smirk?!


Strumpie posted:

you know i didn't want to believe it, but judging by the reception of the symmetry thread vs the asymmetry thread i am forced to conclude the scientists were right and the subconscious bias for 'order' prevails.

that, or The_Continental really half arsed the asymmetry thread by comparison.

i mean sure its easy to find differences when you start comparing things

edit: I'm also crushing it in the posts to views ratio. posting is basically a game of cs:go to me anyway

EVERY TIME GOING
Mar 17, 2006






SYM METRY

https://i.imgur.com/Tytjygy.mp4

Vim Fuego
Jun 1, 2000

I just had an epiphany: the internet is useless!






Ultra Carp

Bronze Fonz posted:



xraM htiw rap no tsitneics lanrete na si gnuJ ,ylurT .segairram ruo neve dna ,sllaw moorhtab ot ,selcitrap cimotabus ot ,rats a ot ,retaw fo elddup a morf ,erehwyreve yllaretil ti eviecrep ew ,epytehcra na si ti esuaceB .ti eviecrep ot elba eb ton yllacisyhp dluow ew ,epytehcra na t’nsaw ti fI .epytehcra na eb tsuM yrtemmys taht ees ew ,sepytehcra s’gnuJ ot kcab su gnignirB

.ecnetsixe namuh fo tecaf yreve sessapmocne yrtemmys ,yrtemoeg dna ,arbegla ,yroeht puorg gnisU



.artceps rieht dnatsrednu ot spuorG tnioP rieht esu stsitneics erehw ,edirolhcartet nobrac ekil selucelom ni tneserp era seirtemmys rehgih nevE .rehcsE CM fo stnirp eht ro ,arbmaH-lA ta ecalaP eht ekil secalp ni tneserp era seirtemmys rehgiH



.amgis rettel keerG eht yb detneserper si siht ,snoitaton seilfneohcs nI .ti fo edis rehtie no segami rorrim sah taht ,su hguorht seog taht enalp a s’ereht taht snaem sihT .yrtemmys laretalib evah slamina su fo tsom ,yllacigoloiB

.yroehT puorG si siht ,denilcni yllacitamehtam eht roF .tcejbus taht fo snoitamrofsnart rehto lla ekam ot denibmoc eb nac hcihw snoitamrofsnart tselpmis eht yb debircsed eb nac yrtemmys stcejbus a fo ytilatot ehT .stnemele yrtemmys lardehasoci dna ,lardehatco ,lardehartet ees osla thgim uoy ,noitcefrep cinotalp fo nevaeh a ni gnitsixe hpares a er’uoy fI .sexa wercs dna ,sretnec noisrevni ,sexa snoitator ,senalp rorrim :era stnemele yrtemmys ro snoitamrofsnart yrtemmys ehT

.ebuc ’dlo‘ eht morf elbahsiugnitsidni eb dluow ebuc ’wen‘ eht dna s*09 ti etator dluoc uoy ,stniop sti fo eno no gnidnats ebuc evah uoy fi ,ecnatsni roF .egnahc a gnicneirepxe tuohtiw )sixa na dnuora ti gnitator ekil( ti no ’noitamrofsnart‘ emos mrofrep uoy fi yrtemmys sah gnihtemoS

.yaw emas eht yllaitnesse ti esu lla yeht tub ,yrtemmys tuoba klat yteicos fo strap tnereffid eht hguorht lla elpoep od ylno toN .secrof lacirtemmysa ro lacirtemmys tuoba klat thgim tsigetarts a ro ,tcartnoc a ni yrtemmys tuoba klat yam reywal A .selcitrap fo yrtemmys eht tuoba klat stsicisyhp dna ,selucelom fo yrtemmys eht tuoba klat stsimehC .smsinagro fo yrtemmys eht tuoba klat stsigoloiB .skrow rieht ni yrtemmys tuoba klat stsitrA .gniht gnitseretni dna ynnuf a si yrtemmyS

.yrtemmys tuoba klat annaw I

gary oldmans diary
Sep 26, 2005



Hell Gem

Inverted Icon posted:

Jung’s archetypes

Mooey Cow
Jan 27, 2018



Pillbug

If you are perfectly symmetrical you may have a medical condition called situs ambiguus are are probably dead.

Hammerite
Mar 9, 2007

And you don't remember what I said here, either, but it was pompous and stupid.


Jade Ear Joe

The_Continental posted:

We find symmetrical faces more attractive they say and im inclined to agree





Dwawd Johmhol in JUMMUL sounds like a cert for best foreign-language film at next year's Oscars

Chewbecca
Feb 13, 2005

Just chillin' : )

Symmetry is a beautiful thing, op

Xaintrailles
Aug 14, 2015



A completely empty universe would have perfect symmetry in all aspects, and so be maximally beautiful.
This beauty could only be perceived by the introduction of an observer, which would destroy the symmetry.

Mozi
Apr 4, 2004

one step done and another begun



Nap Ghost

unless the observer was the empty universe itself

William Henry Hairytaint
Oct 29, 2011



Or unless the observer was an elf

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Dang It Bhabhi!
May 27, 2004


What if the observer had a sweet cock and balls

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