The microscopic world takes on shapes and forms that we thought were merely an invention of our own minds.  This further amplifies the notion that geometry is a fundamental component of this universe.

When you look at photographs from an electron microscope, you may also notice other naturally-occurring patterns that exist on a larger, visible scale.  This is a reflection of the Principle of Correspondence: the microcosm reflects the macrocosm; “as above, so below.”


Playing with a little #thinsectionthursday - this is a rock put on a slide and polished so thin that light in a microscope can travel through it. The colors are produced by the interaction between light and the mineral structure - can be used to identify many minerals. Here the color just looks need. The grains wink out as their light is blocked by a polarizer when the stage is turned just to the perfect angle.