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Everywhere four dimensions or categories?

In inanimate nature, which is most effectively described by the mathematics used in physics, and as well in the animated nature encompassed by chemical processes of various kinds, which today can also be traced back to mathematically recordable processes, almost everything can be captured by four dimensions.  

In culture, which can be understood as a link and interaction between nature and human life, the development has passed through four particularly important stages:

Spirituality led to morals and religions.
Spread led to group behavior and activities.
Perception and the processing led to rationality.
Order and chaos lead to justice and freedom.

The human body consists of four parts, each of which can be assigned a dimension:

the head (perception and thinking),
the upper body (feeling and energy circulation),
the abdomen (assertiveness and sexuality),
the extremities (spread and activities)

Are natural dimensions and human categories dual "counterparts"?

A perhaps underestimated and important role is played by the
evolution of man from animals.

At first, the abode has evolved (as single cell with distinctiveness and assertiveness),
then the extremities (tentacles, paws or feet) and activities (claws or hands),
It followed the head with perception (eyes, ears and nose) and brain (holistic glial cells and logical synapses), and
finally a clearly separated upper body (ordered circulation up to complex feelings).

The dimensions used in the description of Nature and the categories common in human sciences seem to be largely dual equivalents not allowing any preference.


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Updated Sept.22, 2017