LIONEL PODCAST: Cosmic Thinking and Brobdingnagian Perspectives. Or Something.

Behold. Fractals are infinitely complex patterns that are self-similar across different scales. They are created by repeating a simple process over and over in an ongoing feedback loop. Driven by recursion, fractals are images of dynamic systems – the pictures of Chaos. They’re beautiful.

Wow, man. Geometrically, they exist in between our familiar dimensions. Fractal patterns are extremely familiar, since nature is full of fractals. For instance: trees, rivers, coastlines, mountains, clouds, seashells, hurricanes, etc. Abstract fractals – such as the Mandelbrot Set – can be generated by a computer calculating a simple equation over and over. I could stare at them forever.

Alas. This has really nothing to do with today’s offering. Then again, it has everything to do with it.

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