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Three is the Magic Number

Welcome to threes.com – A Generalist’s Playground

Image For about 30 years, Michael Eck has been thinking about threes. Things that come in threes. Now he combines that esoteric interest with his attachment to the Internet by creating what he hopes will be the book with the most authors ever (a lot more than three, anyway).

Image He suggests that in our minds we break concepts into three parts to understand whatever it is we are thinking about. We use threes to define systems. We use the third or middle point with regard to the extremes to define a point of view. Yadda yadda yadda.

Image The concept is simple. Just think of something that comes in threes, then go to this site and contribute it. For example: the colors on the American flag; Caesar’s most famous words, “Veni, vidi, vici” (“I came, I saw, I conquered”); the number of legs on each side of an insect.

There are three ways to enter your thoughts into the Book of Threes. 1). You can join and request author rights by contacting us. 2). If you want to remain anonymous, log in with username: anonymous, and password: guest. 3). You can send us your ideas using Contact Us and we will enter the information for you.

Now it’s your turn . . .
 

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How do I find specific information?

To find specific information, use the search button and enter the key word or words you are looking for. You can then modify or narrow your search by using quotes around the phrase.

You can also browse the chapters by Art, Science, Philosophy, etc. . .

Featured Article – Dr. Alan Dundes

The late Dr. Alan Dundes, Professor of Folklore and Anthropology at the University of California Berkeley writes on and on and on about things that come in threes.

Read The Number Three In American Culture