Tetrahedron Sphere Pack (FREE PNG)

A triangle is the only polygon that retains its form and will not collapse, it maintains its integrity.

A tetrahedron has 4 triangular faces.

The tetrahedron is a model of integrity.

Three equi-radius spheres packed together will form a triangle.

A fourth equi-radius sphere nested in the center of the triangle of three forms a Tetrahedron.

"Here we observe the child taking the "me" ball (Sec. 411) and running around in space. There is nothing else of which to be aware; ergo, he is as yet unborn. Suddenly one "otherness" ball appears. Life begins. The two balls are mass-interattracted; they roll around on each other. A third ball appears and is mass-attracted; it rolls into the valley of the first two to form a triangle in which the three balls may involve-evolute. A fourth ball appears and is also mass- attracted; it rolls into the "nest" of the triangular group. . . and this stops all motion as the four balls become a self-stabilized system: the tetrahedron."


- Buckminster Fuller Synergetics 100.331

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