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Message Subject Notes from an "alternate universe". Introduction to a new way of thinking.
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I do think that there is something special in prime numbers, although my thoughts on it are incomplete and might not sound coherent to others, however I will try.

As unlikely as it may sound, the OP's answer was along the lines of my own work. Symmetry of numbers goes a lot deeper than one might at first imagine, on exploration, numbers and "components" of numbers exhibit symmetry of different types, not just reflection symmetry. The number nine is important in this concept, and the multiples of nine, e.g. 36. 36 would "interact" with another number creating symmetry at a different scale to that of 9. Fibonacci is manifest in the numbers in extraordinary ways and while it is true that the "mechanism" is simple the manifestation of the Fibonacci patterns is very, very deep, a kind of attractor, so to speak. I am over time, through effort "internalising" the Fibonacci numbers and their patterns.

I asked of the OP's perspective, so that I my experience my own ideas in relation to his.

Hello!

We can make the mistake and think that numbers are the absolute truth. Or we can think that numbers are simply representations.

The apparent "absolution" of the numbers to us (and the beauty of the relationships, the symmetry) is because it is most relative to our perspective.

You could say that it is a cognitive bias.

Everything has symmetry and what would be called "prime numbers" (or prime relationships). It is just that the concept of numbers is so ingrained in our reality that we can see this more readily.

Thanks.
Quoting: chaol 183770

Hello OP,
yes agreed, the exploration of prime numbers is a way amongst ways to understand relationships. The numbers are abstract concepts and not absolute, and we may experience meaning with the relationship between these abstractions leading to a greater understanding.

Thanks.