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    Quark Poetry + some numbers
    I usually read books on Science as if they were poetry.

    For instance, 'The Black Hole War' by Leonard Susskind is an inspiring plot, dramatic and metaphysical as well as, obviously, scientific. I don't know if the Three/3 in the actual trend of 'the third culture' really convinces me. Probably One/1 is more appropriate as the key point in the former Two/2 cultures is knowledge.

    Knowledge is always infected by sources+resources of all sorts and previous knowledge of all sorts, too. In fact, it could be either One/1 or Infinite, as both are quite holistic and poetic their own way...

    And now what I wanted to highlight about quarks:

    Quarks are fundamental elementary particles which existed first in the imagination and then were finally observed. The term was coined by Murray Gell-Man and was initially phonetic. Then, in his own words, he came across the word 'quark' in the phrase 'Three quarks for Master Mark' from 'Finnegan's Wake' by James Joyce.

    Three quarks for Muster Mark!
    Sure he has not got much of a bark
    And sure any he has it's all beside the mark.

    (3 lines, here)

    Quarks have three types of color charge: red, green and blue -quantum chromodinamics describe the interactions between them. RGB are primary colors on the additive color model. There are three types of cones in the human retina, sensitive to long (red, aprox), medium (green, aprox) and short (blue, aprox) wavelengths. Our screens of any type are RGB, too.

    (3 colors and 3 cones, here)

    Dictinctions between quarks are named 'flavors'. There are 6 flavors: up, down, strange, charm, top, bottom. Mr. Susskind says that, at a certain point, 'top' and 'bottom' were considered too suggestive so for a short time became: beauty and truth.

    (3x2 flavors // 2 too suggestive flavors // 1 poem)

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