Secret of the Zebra — Catalyst to New Thought?
The Macro-view of Our Ancient Past
By Ron O. Cook
Reflect deeply upon the Zebra’s markings. Stripes circumscribe… then seem to explode in a uniform yet complex race around the animal’s body only to culminate in a mental mystery. In that moment, one wonders about the reason for such optical impact and stark contrast of dark on light design…worthy of the finest computer-graphic rendering. Considering such “contemporary” design levels imbedded within the roots of so-called primal being, humanity’s thoughts on everyday utility seem inadequate by comparison.
At what point did “Nature” (or some ancient genetic engineer) decide to genetically map the mathematical “fractallian” precision onto the body of such a beautiful specimen as the Zebra? Did it just manifest through evolution, or is there something more extraordinary to the puzzle? Some believe there must be a gestalt secret entwined within the matrix of biological information and processing of programmable DNA that is evident in the symbol of the stripes. Could it be a created messenger from an ancient geneticist’s cause for aesthetic communication across the ages? To think of the complexity involved in such a theory, boggles the mind and upsets more than the old bromide of which came first…the “white horse” or the dark stripes. Something strange and different goes on when one delves deeply beyond the implied common science.
Could the knowledge of non-linear dynamics known by an ancient sentient civilizations such as the old Egyptians have genetically manufactured animals, including Zebras, if it had in its possession the basics of Fractal Geometry…could we? In the near future, research will produce a gargantuan amount of geologic and genetic data on the environment and the Animal Kingdom Genome. Couple this new information with the other leading-edge fields of Holography, Nanotechnology, Super Computers, Virtual Reality, Microbiology, and many more, then use the mathematical loom of Fractals to weave theory into reality, and we may find ourselves face-to-face with a checkered Zebra.
Fractua” is Latin for irregular, so Benoit Mandelbrot (an IBM Fellow) coined the name “fractals” (1980) for his new self-similar geometry, which can emulate the visual dictates of the world of chaos and the dimensional reality of natural forms. Fractal Geometry can define reality in a numerical fashion as it exists in the micro and macro realms…thus digitally mapping all being, via quantum manipulation and on-going change factors which are broadcast within the electromagnetic spectrum and throughout eternity.
The fact that some students of knowledge seem to miss when entranced by the symbol of the Mandelbrot Set’s “island molecule,” is that it looks exactly like a silhouetted, sitting Buddha. To accidentally stumble upon such synchronism between a mathematical equation for reality and a philosophical icon for life (Buddha) is indeed awesome for those who seek the arcane wisdom of the gods. If the two were truly related, perhaps more investigation would bridge the gaps between ancient religion and modern science. Are the two, one? Both are really looking for the same understanding of truthful existence in this Universe. However, the point remains…there are no schools of thought higher than Truth…though its secret is ever fleeting.
Issac Asimov reinforced the above by stating philosophically that the secret/s of the Universe are enfolded in fractals and that the enigma of this constancy will remain forever unknown — an enigma. Other scientists think otherwise and are in a heated race to frame a fractal-future in a new and fascinating understanding that could finally addresses the concepts of infinite creation through a quantum/holographic/fractal marriage.
Most of Nature still remains hidden from the vision of truth. We must in the coming decades stare into the depths of “what-if-thought” and realize life’s deeper understandings and the clues to our deepest past. Causes and issues such as the Earth’s rain forests being consumed at exponential rates, spurs some of us to fight such economic greed knowing that the plants that grow there are sources of extracts that are far more precious to us as cures for disease rather than being “slashed” lands for coffee or other crops. Their worth is still enfolded within the grasp of Natures packaging waiting for intellectual release. Many think our ancient ancestors encompassed their knowledge in their genetic gifts passed forward.
While predestined cycles approach a point of serendipity, and a plethora of causal ingredients point to a paradigm of why man exists on this earth, some men still see with the veil of illusion crystallized between their retinas and the mind’s eye of intuitional knowledge…the sixth sense. Consciousness resides at levels prefixed at the “un,” the “sub,” and shoots to a high of super-consciousness. Now, psycho-cognitive and other scientific research reinforces old myths into truths that higher understanding only amplifies as mankind sheds its “selfdom” for altruistic beliefs, thereby ushering in a realm of higher consciousness.
How deeply does mankind truly see? Can we match mind to wisdom and perceive that there are greater scientific unknowns (than the Zebra’s stripes) just floating around us waiting to be discovered? Or, does the cause of the “ENIGMNI” (the absolute ultimate unknowable) exert its power over mankind’s quest to push forever the envelope of reality beyond our own comprehension? Perhaps the evolution of alternative means of thought enabling us to see and understand the makings of the Universe will require exploration of creative pathways that go around old empiric paradigms…systems of doing science that have become the tacit infrastructure (a way of expressing unspeakable, yet concrete concepts of life). Have we become victims of our own complex ignorance and are now unable to participate in the “brainstorm” required for tomorrow’s world? Philosophy and Science must again merge in the search for truth…through a rededication to creativity…the ongoing act.
As to the secret of the Zebra — could mankind have missed the “point” of the ancient Unicorn in that its symbolic message to us was not the one-horned horse, but the one with the gift of Fractal Geometry on its coat to “point” (guide) our way from the beginnings of our time to the grand leaps required of our complex future. Orientation for a new viewpoint may be dawning. Considering where we are in human development… it is something to think about and apply to all the so-called gifts we find manifest about us in the caldron of Existence. If we accept the Secret of the Zebra, then we are only just awakening to the fact that there were highly advanced minds creating here on this Earth long ago and they were doing the preliminary work on the Primary Technology that we enjoy as Nature.