Thursday, September 8, 2016

Intermission (but still geometry)

Before Archimedes was Plato, before Plato was Theaetetus of Athens (discoverer of octahedron and icosahedron), before him was Pythagoras (dodecahedron). But before all of them were mushrooms. Namely, Clathrus of the family Phallaceae.  See for yourself:


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Check the Wiki for some information.  And Google Images for more pics.

Question: Can the genetic material of this beauty be adjusted so that every Platonic and Archimedean polyhedron could be grown in your backyard?....