Mirror of the Universe II

Mirror of the Universe 2 Albrecht Ploum

Pre-Scientific and Scientific Orientations
Foreword by Edgar Mitchell Apollo 14 lunar astronaut:

Often a keen observer unfettered by tradition can see patterns in nature overlooking or ignored by experts in a scientific field.
Albrecht Ploum has done just that, not only within a scientific discipline but across a spectrum of disciplines.
It takes great courage for a psychologist to suggest to botanists and astrophysicists that the processes they are independently studying have something in common; or to anthropologists and geologists that the ontogeny of humans and the morphology of Earth have interesting similarities. Condescending laughter is almost certain to follow.

Before the past decade it would have been all too easy for scientists to dismiss the striking photographs and detailed computer graphics in Mirror of the Universe as meaningless coincidence, and, for theologians to accept them in awed silence as evidence that the Great Designer displayed miraculous brush strokes in creation.

But that was before physicists demonstrated nonlocal connections in particles and mathematicians discovered fractals, chaos and complexity. Mystics and philosophers have long maintained that the universe is totally interconnected, and that ordering in the microcosm resembles that in the macrocosm. Now we can see for ourselves that this is so. The visual evidence is inspiring, amoebae and supernovae move energy in similar patterns, as do sunflowers and the sun, the human fetus and Gaia. What could be more exciting and moving than new evidence of how nature repeats its forms and shapes over and over from the tiniest creature to the magnificence of an exploding star? It´s all there to see in the pictures Albrecht Ploum has produced.

Edgar Mitchell

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Manuscript will be published in four parts (PDF) starting June 2019