I spent some time today discussing the gyre as a core model undergirding nature. I welcome commentary. Here is the link:
And here is an excerpt, IYI:
Recently, I was asked, “What’s a gyre?” While the answer to this question is readily and easily determinable by a simple google search or dictionary thumbing, I deduced a deeper discussion of the character and form of the gyre was necessary to explain My Self to Myself. This is a long post, as there is much to discuss.
In the course of compiling this post, I realized that I have not yet provided an overview of gyre structure and function in this blog. Moreover, I have not descibed the merits of simple gyre from a standpoint of theoretical unification. Indeed, many fields that want to unify the empirical evidence in multiple fields – chaos theory, complexity theory, emergence theory, evolutionary theory, systems theory – lack a core framework upon which the data can be fit.
Mea culpa, since I have already introduced and explained the gyromodel (where the gyre is modeled as the two half-turns in the left side of the equation in Figure 1) and applied it to the photogyre (origin of visible energy), electrogyre (origin of visible matter), hydroxygyre (origin of phased water), carbogyre (origin of organic matter), phosphogyre (origin of phosphomembranes), ribogyre (origin of RNA), aminogyre (origin of protein), and deoxygyre (origin of DNA) – all of which use the gyre as infrastructure.
An overview of the gyre is fundamental to understanding why it is a leading candidate as the core model of the Universe. So, then, what is a gyre? Basically, a gyre is a spiral or a vortex, derived from the Latin gyrus – a ring. Looking at it en face reveals the swirling, turning, churning architecture around a central point (Figure 2).
All gyres in nature share many key aspects. Here, I introduce, define, and refine these characteristics as they relate to the gyromodel and provide specific examples to facilitate understanding. I close with a brief discussion of how the gyromodel elegantly fits the requirements and expectations of four prominent mainstream theoretical fields."