The toroidal universe:
New data, new debate
On Fornication And Genetics in The Breedster Age

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It is in the torus topology that a possible answer can be seen to the philosophical problem of the individual (or part, or microcosm) versus the collective (or whole, or macrocosm). In a toroidal universe, a part can be seemingly separate and yet connected with the rest.

The torus provides a paradigm that permits us to see a monad as both separate from the rest of the universe and still connected to everything else through the core.


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torus.avi - 10.1 MB, 800x600 pixels, DivX encoded
Animation of hourly Grid snapshots taken from 2004-04-09 02:00 until 2004-05-22 12:00, at 10 fps.