It is easily argued that all evolutionary process develops out of 'the _relational_ properties of matter' -uniquely human 'deliberative capability', the most 'sophisticated' of such evolution.
I suggest further that art and mathematics are intimately related and _intrinsic_ of deliberative capability by fact of its _open-ended-ness_ in assimilation of successively higher-order relationals.
As elements in such argument, I call your attention to website Godel's Proof and The Human Condition (thread below), to the music of Kristoff Penderecki (De Natura Sonoris), and to the poem-
Sunflower runs clockwise
-and counter-clockwise -
'Fibonacci n' one direction
'n+1' the other -.
-Stands tall and
The ways of God are
many -and beautiful, but
Sunflowers will undo him.
Links to all of the above and more are more or less directly accessible thru the essay-
Human Nature and Continuing Human Existence
posted by Perry Bezanis
November 13, 2009
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