February 23, 2008
Symmetry is one of the most amazing things in life. I think its important to start off by saying what symmetry is. Symmetry is a word for things that have a pattern, or don't have a pattern to them (asymmetry). So symmetry is a word that can be used to describe ANYTHING in the universe that is split down a line, so that two halves can be compared. I think that the things that are naturally occurring in life that have COMPLETE symmetry. I think its important to understand that most of the things we refer to are on the macroscopic level. What about the building blocks of life? One of the most common molecules on Earth: water, shows complete symmetry. Our cells are composed by amino acids: asymmetric. Cells themself? Asymmetric. The organs in your body? Some are symmetric (lungs and kidneys) and others are asymmetric (heart and liver). The normal body externally? Symmetric. So what is normal? Our bodies are made up of a system of alternating symmetric and asymmetric levels. It almost seems, when you think it about in depth enough, that the different levels of the body alternate between the two.
The amazing thing about supervision, is that the comparisons can be drawn between any of the pictures. The same similarities can be seen in everything from the extremely small to the cosmically large.
Posted by ndjames at February 23, 2008 09:58 PM