Branches: Nature's Patterns: A Tapestry in Three Parts by Philip Ball

By Philip Ball

As a part of a trilogy of books exploring the technological know-how of styles in nature, acclaimed technological know-how author Philip Ball the following appears on the shape and development of branching networks within the flora and fauna, and what we will research from them.

Many styles in nature convey a branching shape - bushes, river deltas, blood vessels, lightning, the cracks that shape within the glazing of pots. those networks percentage a weird geometry, discovering a compromise among sickness and determinism, even though a few, just like the hexagonal snowflake or the stones of the Devil's Causeway fall right into a rigidly ordered constitution. Branching networks are stumbled on at each point in biology - from the one telephone to the environment. Human-made networks can also come to percentage a similar gains, and in the event that they don't, then it would be ecocnomic to cause them to achieve this: nature's styles are inclined to come up from reasonably priced ideas.

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As form of religious experience, literature and art engender the experiences of faith, belief, and enthusiasm, or test their conditions of possibility (in this case engendering faithlessness, disbelief/ unbelief, and irony). I am interested in exploring how the experiences of faith, belief, and enthusiasm or their opposites are translated into social attitudes. Social attitudes imply the disposition to act in certain ways in material reality in order to change it, thereby manifesting agency. Agency implies actions undertaken to produce or reproduce material reality in new configurations.

The vision did not call for the destruction of the material embodiments of authority and law, but for the unfettering of the self from the constraints they create in one’s heart and mind when one consents to being signified through the discourse of law and authority. It called for a revolt of the soul against the intellect. This revolt emerged from a distinction between the imagination and the intellect developed from the ethos of William Blake’s poetry. In 1896 Yeats wrote an unpublished review of Blake’s The First Book of Urizen (1794), a text which shows the influence of the German mystic and shoemaker Jacob Boehme (1575–1624).

242). Weir compares Blake’s aesthetic with the egoist philosophy of Max Stirner (1806–56) through the surrealist prose poem, Les Chants de Maldoror (1868–9), by Comte de Lautréamont (Isidore-Lucien Ducasse, 1846–70), which was praised in Dora Marsden’s Egoist (1914–19), where sections of Joyce’s Ulysses appeared in 1919. According to Weir: In terms of cultural history, Lautréamont and Blake are related more closely to the age of modernism than to their own times, and both writers had a place in the egoistic anarchism of the prewar years and the period immediately following.

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