|Cosmography: By Buckminster Fuller
|The one thing that explains everything. (graphic link)
Published posthumously, Buckminster Fuller's book, "Cosmography," puts his spin on an idea first proposed 2,500
years ago in regard to, the one thing that explains everything.
Fuller's contention, so admirably explained in "Cosmography," and "Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry
of Thinking," speaks far above the heads of the readership it ought reach. That is, the everyday thinking person, each
one of us.
By recognizing there is a pattern to one's thinking, like a software program, we can understand the value of order, or,
Seder is the word in the Hebrew. Order in, order out,... that seems to express the importance of what is being said here.
Phenomenalism presupposes a modelling that is called thinking. From the pentateuch of sensory inputs, thinking creates
the abstract model we call mind. It is in this sense that what Fuller says takes on importance. He is talking about how truth,
in our head, is related to the reality beyond our skull.
Fuller is revealing to us a key, one he utilized in his insight into nature.
In a geometric analogy to the tetrahedron, his key, he supposes it truly does exist in nature, just as his writings so
Our knowledge of the physical world is just the abstraction we construct. We model in our head what is outside the skull,
even when not dreaming, or even if blind. We always trace relationships between the parts of that world we sense and the
picture we have in our mind concerning it. By such methods, we can infer that something exists out there. And, subject to
correction, we can believe "in here" that we correctly perceive it.
But it is always a matter of faith.
Faith in our senses, and faith in our mind's ability to place everything into the pattern of thought we already have.
Fuller is telling us that he has revealed a geometric key, the tetrahedron, by which those parts in the real world correspond
with those parts of the model we have in our mind. He is saying this is the tool of finding the truth about what is out there.
This is hardly different than what the ancient scriptures suggest, a key to Truth. A stone long cast aside. A rock uncut
by human hands, a natural crystal geometry of a key, to both heaven and hell, and perhaps even death.
Both Fuller and scripture say there is a key between that phenomena out there, and our thoughts, themselves, in here.
Therefore to suggest that Fuller's same key may be reported in scripture is not so strange, nor is it so far removed from
the modern science practiced by Dr. Buckminster Fuller.