How Figure Skating Teaches Us Everything about Everything
Conservation of the circle is the core dynamic in nature.
We start with number ‘two.’ The figure skating pair. Savchenko and Massot.
We move to number ‘one.’ Nathan Chen:
In both cases you have the number ‘two.’ Entangled with the number ‘one.’
In the first, a pair, in a circle with the ice. In the second, a single, in a circle with the ice. In both cases, the ice stays constant (plays background) while the pair, or single, continually changes (plays foreground).
Meaning you need an underlying constant for change (change is constant). Proving the number ‘two,’ is the maximum, and, also, the minimum, number (actually, the only number) in nature.
Underneath it all, a hidden circle provides the hidden constant.
Meaning 50–50 is the constant, and, also, the norm. The number ‘two’ is constant.
What does this teach us? In physics terms, you cannot separate a particle and a force (a noun and-or a verb). In mathematics, the variable is constant (and vice versa). In technology, you cannot have a zero without a one.
In life, it, always, takes two to make one, and vice versa. The two are constantly entangled. We all know this. It explains why thoughts and feelings are, constantly, entangled. Why everything is entangled with everything else. Why, from mind’s point of view, more technically labelled ‘pi,’ there is no ‘everything else.’
It also explains dark and light, good and bad, right and wrong, yes and no, true and false, male and female, here and there, then and now.
Complementarity explains identity. All systems. Disciplines. Because duplicity explains singularity (a circle is, always, conserved).
Meaning, you cannot have a background without a foreground (and vice versa). You cannot have a yin without a yang. You cannot have a zero without a one, life without death, happiness without despair. They share a conserved circular relationship.