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Game of Life – cellular automaton

John Conway's Game of Life

The Rules

Game of Life

Game of Life

The Game of Life was invented by John Conway (as you might have gathered). The game is played on a field of cells, each of which has eight neighbors (adjacent cells). A cell is either occupied (by an organism) or not. The rules for deriving a generation from the previous one are these:

John Conway

John Conway

Neighbors 

  • Death: 0,1,2 neighbors
  • Life: 3,4 neighbors
  • Death: 5,6,7,8 neighbors

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Sacred Geometry – Flower of Life

By ANDREW MONKMAN [a.monkman@btinternet.com]

 

Flower of Life

Flower of Life

 

The “Flower of Life” can be found in all major religions of the world. It contains the patterns of creation as they emerged from the “Great Void”. Everything is made from the Creator’s thought. After the creation of the Seed of Life the same vortex’s motion was continued, creating the next structure known as the Egg of Life.

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Gilda Radner

Gilda Radner (1946-1989)

Gilda Radner (1946-1989)

 

"While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die—whether it is our spirit, our creativity, or our glorious uniqueness."

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Arnold, Thomas (1745-1842)

 Arnold, Thomas

Arnold, Thomas

 

"Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at mid-day."

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Robert Frost – it goes on

 

Robert Frost (1874-1963)

Robert Frost (1874-1963)

 

 

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life:

it goes on."

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J. W. Cross’s life of George Eliot

George Eliot

George Eliot

 

"It is not a Life at all. It is a Reticence, in three volumes.''

W. E. Gladstone 1809-98: E. F. Benson – As We Were (1930) – Regarding the life of George Eliot.

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Henry James

Henry James

Henry James

 

Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.

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Christopher Morley

Christopher Morley

Christopher Morley

 

There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.

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Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell

“To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.”