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Li - Dynamic Form in Nature

26 27 lAByrInthIne natural maze patterns Many civilisations, both ancient and modern, have created mazes and labyrinths. The motives for building them are not always clear and it seems probable that different cultures had different uses for them, but what general impulse is it that they satisfy Do they in some way reflect the workings of our mental and psychic processes or is their complexity simply a measure of the limits of our intellectual capacity Whatever is the basis of our abiding fascination with these artifacts it is the case that mindteasing patterns also appear in nature, and that they can arise from a whole variety of different causes. Interestingly, the common causal factor often appears to be the dislocation of a more complete pattern, as with fragmented liquid convection rolls below, and magnetic mazedomain patterns from a siliconiron polished crystal opposite top. At least these are negotiable succinic acid crystals opposite bottom present a disturbed array of bewildering complexity.
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