Is Our World Full Of Deep Symmetries And Ordered Pairs? [Video]
Inspired by the Radiolab episode 'Desperately Seeking Symmetry', the accompanying video by Everynone explores human desire for balance, only to reveal the beauty within imperfect matches.
The title of this post was the question raised by a recent WNYC Radiolab episode called Desperately Seeking Symmetry. Last week’s hour-long show had its hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich exploring the search for order and balance in our world, by delving deeper into symmetry’s role in shaping how we live and find love. The journey was started by a passage from Plato’s Symposium, where he quotes the ancient Greek playwright, Aristophanes. To summarize: