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threesology.org (The Study of Threes)

threesologyHerb O Buckand has an enormous interest in the structure of threes and has been collecting and examining these concepts for years. He has an exciting website for his Threseology Research Journal located at http://www.threesology.org. Here he delves into concepts in threes in many different areas. He is a true generalist.

Please visit and enjoy the wealth of information provided at this site. If you wish to communicate directly with Herb, you can reach him at Herb O. Buckland (herbobuckland@hotmail.com).

Herb also has some amazing posters he created with thousands of threes! Go to http://www.threesology.org/threes-posters.php.

Theories of Humor – Monro

D H MonroMonro, D. H. “Theories of Humor.” Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum 3rd ed. Laurence Behrens and Leonard J. Rosen, eds. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman and Company, 1988. 349-55.

D[avid] H[ector] Monro (1911-2001 ), professor of philosophy at Monash University, Victoria, Australia, wrote The Argument of Laughter and Godwin’s Moral Philosophy. The following piece appeared in Collier’s Encyclopedia.

Humor is a term which may be used in both a wide and a narrow sense. In the wider sense, it is applied to all literature and to all informal speech or writing in which the object is to amuse, or rouse laughter in, the reader or hearer. In its narrower sense, humor is distinguished from wit, satire, and farce. It is less intellectual and more imaginative than wit, being concerned more with character and situation than with plays upon words or upon ideas; more sympathetic and less cruel than satire; more subtle than farce. On the other side, it shades into fancy and imagination, since it is concerned, as they are, with exploring the possibilities of unlikely situations or combinations of ideas, but differs from them in being concerned only with the laughable aspects of these imagined situations.

But what exactly is it about a situation that makes it laughable? We all know that some things do make us laugh; but it is very hard to say just what it is that these laughable things have in common. Theories of humor (in the wider sense) are attempts to solve this problem. They may be divided into three main types: superiority theories, incongruity theories, and relief theories. A fourth type of theory, which takes the central feature of humor to be ambivalence, a mingling of attraction and repulsion, is of minor importance.

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Number as Archetype

Kurt GodelBy Robin Robertson

Excerpts:

  • … Because human beings are capable of counting (“one, two, three…”), we imagine that is how numbers were arrived at.
  • … The story seems to demonstrate that a crow (or at least the crow in the story) has a sense of “one”, “two”, “three”, and “many”.
  • … In brief, one corresponds to a stage of non-differentiation; two—polarity or opposition; three—movement toward resolution, as expressed, e.g., in the Christian trinity.

Carl JUngThis paper has been adapted from the final chapter of Jungian Archetypes: Jung, Godel and the History of Archetypes, Nicolas-Hay, 1996, with the permission of Nicolas-Hay. Copyright Nicolas-Hay Publishers.

The sequence of natural numbers turns out to be unexpectedly more than a mere stringing together of identical units: it contains the whole of mathematics and everything yet to be discovered in this field. — Carl Jung[1]

It has turned out that (under the assumption that modern mathematics is consistent) the solution of certain arithmetical problems requires the use of assumptions essentially transcending arithmetic; i.e., the domain of the kind of elementary indisputable evidence that may be most fittingly compared with sense perception. — Kurt Godel[2]

 

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The Symbolism and Spiritual Significance of the Number Three

In the first three numbers, all of the others are synthesized. From the union of oneness and duality (which is its reflection), that is, from triad, proceed all of the other numbers, and from this primordial triangle all figures derive.

There is also, for traditional civilizations, a direct relationship between numbers and letters of the alphabet, to the point where, with many alphabets, numbers were represented by letters, and had no special signs of their own. This is not the case with the early American cultures, which knew no alphabet, but we wish to call attention to this correspondence because not only the alphabetical code, but the numerical one, as well, describe all reality: that is, everything that is numerable or namable–in the sense of “ciphers,” harmonious measures, “proportions”–in sum, the totality of the cosmos, of the knowable.

This threeness or triad, has always been considered sacred–like oneness, duality, and all numbers–by virtue of its very properties and particular attributes. These properties and attributes are manifested in its threefold nature, which of itself is the inevitable expression of a principle, an archetypal fact, that solidifies in a series, as a representation of ideas and energies that materialize in magical, mysterious fashion while obeying precise, universal laws, which the numerical codes and their geometrical correspondences symbolize.

 

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LIVE AMERICAN The Story Independence Day 2010

      " I am a Live American;
          So I Live American;
Therefore, I am Alive American"
        Johnathon G. Lewis

"I was Born an American;
I will Live an American;
I shall Die an American"
Daniel Webster

LIVE AMERICAN

The Story

  To Live American is to march for Americans, not against anyone or any country. The anti American cowards would turn this into a discriminating, racist, prejudice argument to deflect and distract from the truth. Ignorance refuses to stay on topic, it has to deflect because it cannot win the argument. Defeat ignorance with education; dark with light.

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Book of Threes Video

This video is the author’s sabbatical presentation explaining why we communicate using concepts in threes. Three main categories; simplification, completion, and memory. We explore different subject areas such as art, science, history, etc . . . Michael Scott Eck

“… in my line of work you gotta keep repeating things over and over and over again, for the truth to sink in, to kinda catapult the propaganda …”  President George W. Bush

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Martin Radio – Why do celebrities die in threes? – Interview with Michael Eck

 Martin Radio interview

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Martin Radio

Martin Radio is where sports and entertainment collide. The show is hosted by Veteran TV Sportscasters Martin Kilcoyne (FOX 2) Maurice Drummond (Fox 2) and Rich Gould (KPLR 11) and features the perfect blend of sports talk, entertainment and real life. Men wake up each morning to Martin and Mo or Rich’s dynamic sense of humor and unique takes on the world of sports. Plus, visits from the biggest local and national guests. The show also features “Celebrity Phone ins”, “He’s a Nothin” “Ask Tony”, “Martinsville” as well as “You Blew It”.

On July 8, 2009 I had a very fun interview with Maurice Drummond and Rich Gould for 590 The Fan KFNS (http://www.kfns.com/martinradio.aspx), a FOX affiliate. Look at the Rewind Section for the audio. They we’re hillarious. At the end they were talking about the Manchurian Candidate and being brainwashed by things in threes. I was great fun being interviewed by these guys.  Three Cheers for Martin Radio!

Three is the magic number – presentation by Michael Eck

Michael Eck

Michael Eck

Michael Eck, the author of the Book of Threes, delivered a Power Point Presentation at the Art Institute of Philadelphia in 2008 regarding the nature of concepts in threes. By looking at simplification, completion, and memory, he speaks about how these areas occur simultaneously.

Currently, the presentation is web enabled but is only viewable in Microsoft Internet Explorer (as it was exported from Power Point). The file location is The Book of Threes Video.

It is best viewed with a high speed connection. . .

Regards,

 Michael Eck