[–] 1Iron_Curtain 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That is a real interesting looking image. Its like at one end fluidity in "perpetual" motion, when you work the picture out to a certain fractal ends, but in reality that fluidity is all crystallized in a single moment and the "perpetual" moment is part of some sub-atomic transfusion of particles and information organized together into one cohesive whole.

[–] ArsCortica 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The Maori of New Zealand actually use this kind of spiral fern to explain how time - at least in their older traditions - used to be seen as spiral-shaped, rather than linear. As in, imagine a spiral flowing upward (or downwards, doesn't matter). Now, the spiral naturally seems to grow in a linear shape, yet there are certain sections which are at the same positions in all but height level. If a certain event - let's say, a natural disaster - falls on one point of this spiral timeline, then it will somehow repeat on the next respective height level at the same position, even if in a slightly different shape.

[–] 1Iron_Curtain 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Interesting. This is good to know. Thanks for sharing it.