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    Quote Originally Posted by Qlip View Post
    I disagree. 6 is the best number, clearly.
    That's just 3*2, so no better than Sinclair's choice.
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    schoolhouse rock would never lie to me... 3 is the magic number!

    (and mr. morton is the subject of this sentence...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coriolis View Post
    That's just 3*2, so no better than Sinclair's choice.
    That's exactly what makes it better. 1*2*3, 1+2+3, such a pretty number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coriolis View Post
    4 is better
    This. But because I've always associated numbers with colors, and 4 is my favorite color.

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    4 is a number of impasse. As are its squares. Overly compliant, aka, quite dull.

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    6 would be forgivable if not for the already noted excess.

    And the wheel turns again and we break back down to 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinclair View Post
    6 would be forgivable if not for the already noted excess.

    And the wheel turns again and we break back down to 3.
    Well if you're going to actually set criteria, it's 1. It's objectively, by its elegance and versatility, the best number.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qlip View Post
    Well if you're going to actually set criteria, it's 1. It's objectively, by its elegance and versatility, the best number.
    Definitely agree it's the most elegant but it also lacks power.

    2 is too fragile and splits down middle too easily.

    But 3? An inspiring combination of power and finesse. Every day I am in awe of it. Truly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinclair View Post
    4 is a number of impasse. As are its squares. Overly compliant, aka, quite dull.
    Not at all. 4 reflects nature: 4 seasons, 4 cardinal directions, 4 phases of the moon, 4 standard coordinates (3 spatial plus time), etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sinclair View Post
    Definitely agree it's the most elegant but it also lacks power.
    If you want elegance and power, you need pi. 3 is only a poor approximation, even if you live in Indiana.
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    Actually, I'm quite partial to 3. Squares are physically unstable, triangles are rigid and strong. Medieval 'philosophers' always postulated a 5th thing, spirit, to compensate for the weakness of the 4 elements, essentially by building triangles between them. 3's a much more metaphysical number, its duality reaching into creation.
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