Middle East Peace Potential through Dynamics in Spherical Geometry  2 views

Garrett Eastman on 07 Jul 12"This is an exploration of the hypothesis that unique belief systems depend for their coherence on distinctive patterns typically embodied in geometrical symbols in two dimensions. On the basis of that assumption, the case tentatively explored here is that of the "incommensurability" of the 5fold Star of Islam and the 6fold Star of David of Judaism  both symbols appearing on flags of the nations having those distinct faiths. ... The approach taken here explores the possibility that the "pieces" only fit together on a threedimensional surface, namely a sphere. It is the spherical geometry that then merits consideration, together with the challenge of how to get from any "misfitting" twodimensional layout to a threedimensional form. Of course, twodimensional layouts are far more readily comprehensible. Hence the focus on them. However the threedimensional layout has the potential of rendering comprehensible a far more elegant layout which may well exemplify intuitions characteristic of the faiths so dramatically opposed. The approach follows from various earlier explorations of the potential of mathematics to offer a new perspectives on these issues" ....