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So I then went on to say that, if all the energy conditions
were everywhere
the same, then all the vectors would be the same length
and all of them would interact at
the same angle. I then explored experimentally to discover
whether this "isotropic vector
matrix," as so employed in matrix calculus, played with
empty sets of symbols on flat
sheets of paper, could be realized in actual modeling.
Employing equilength toothpicks
and semidried peas, as I had been encouraged to do
in kindergarten at the age of four
(before receiving powerful eyeglasses and when I was
unfamiliar with the rightangled
structuring of buildings as were the children with normal
vision), I fumbled tactilely with
the toothpicks and peas until I could feel a stable
structure, and thus assembled an
omnitriangulated complex and so surprised the teachers
that their exclamations made me
remember the event in detail. I thus rediscovered the
octet truss whose vertexes, or
convergent foci, were all sixtydegreeangle interconnections,
ergo omniequilateral,
omniequiangled, and omniintertriangulated; ergo, omnistructured.
Being
omnidirectionally equally interspaced from one another,
this ornniintertriangulation
produced the isotropic matrix of foci for omniclosestpacked
sphere centers. This opened
the way to a combinatorial geometry of closestpacked
spheres and equilength vectors.
