Sacred Geometry in the Bathroom
Posted: 05 April 2007 Word Count: 308 Summary: Mathematical musings  I think I've posted this one before so I apologise to anyone who has already seen it

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The other day, whilst sat in the stall, I found that my thoughts had started to wander. I considered the tiles that were up on the wall, and on their true nature I started to ponder.
I thought of the wall all made up of squares and my mind started filling in lines. Then the following thoughts came in no time at all – just try it and see what you find.
Just consider each square has an edge length of ‘1’ – its diagonal’s therefore root 2. But the side can be also considered ‘root 1’ (Don’t laugh – just think this thing through)
If you mentally switch and think in 3D and consider this square as a box, the diagonal distance ‘twixt corner’s root 3. So then, of my thoughts, I took stock.
Because each pair of tiles (which we’ll call 2x1) Are diagonally joined by root 5 – I was finding this mental diversion quite fun, (I can hear you all say “Get a Life!”)
The doublecube’s corners are joined by root 6, but here I must call it a day. For the maths I had found had my brains in a fix (and up in the ‘loo I can’t stay!)
Where all this leads, I just can’t conceive, but I think in that marathon session, I discovered how God – like a long string of beads – has constructed a helic progression.
So, the next time you reach for a shell on the beach, just think of the tiles in your ‘loo – ‘Cos the world consists thus, of mathematical stuff and, yes, that includes me and you.
And remember, you see, when you next take a pee, that the ‘Meaning of Life’ is all there. In front of us all, right there on the wall, in the magic we know as a ‘square’
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