“THE GREATEST OF ALL THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF 20TH-CENTURY SCIENCE has been the discovery of human ignorance.” Lewis Thomas, Lives of a Cell. “OUR IGNORANCE, OF COURSE, HAS ALWAYS BEEN WITH US, AND ALWAYS WILL BE. What is new is our awareness of it, our awakening to its fathomless dimensions, and it is this, more than anything else, that marks the coming of age of our species.” Timothy Ferris, Coming of Age in the Milky Way.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Archetypes and Synographs

An ARCHETYPE is a collectively-inherited idea or image that shows up as a recurring symbol in literature and art and mythology (and even technology), found in cultures widespread in space and time. SYNOGRAPHS are different graphics (such as the ying-yang symbol and the Star of David) that actually convey the same meaning.


  1. Beautifully done Mark ~ Thanks!

  2. Well done. I enjoyed this! (Music was something else, too.)