ATON is a hopefully evolving classification theory. It aspires to unify knowledge around numbers and prefers naive methods. Some of the older posts are wrong but I'll keep them for the sake of continuity.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Being as a book

0. Measure ... Space
1. See ... Letter
2. Taste ... Word
3. Touch ... Sentence
4. Smell ... Paragraph
5. Hear ... Chapter
6. Balance ... Book

Isn't it amazing that an average book is structured in the same 7 step ladder? The optimum of 7 levels of nested subroutines in programming reflects the same fact. Like {Measure, Balance}, {Space, Book} couple to each other. Book provides the space to write. {Letter, Chapter} coupling is demonstrated by the number of letters and chapters being in the same range. We do not like books with hundreds of chapters. 10-20 chapters seems to be the norm. Similarly there are similar numbers of letters in a word and paragraphs in a chapter. Sentence makes irreducable sense. In that way, what binds a sentence is like the strong force.

There is a similar mapping for DNA;

0. Space ... This must be the chemical soup the DNA is immersed in.
1. Letter ... Base
2. Word ... Codon
3. Sentence ... Gene
4. Paragraph ... Operon
5. Chapter ... Chromosome
6. Book ... DNA

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