SELECTED IDEAS OF BUCKMINSTER
FULLER 
TETRAHEDRA:
GEOMETRY 
MINIMUM TETRAHEDRA
= QUARK MODEL 
Fuller discovered that the
minimum shape that will compound with itself to fill all space is an irregular tetrahedron
which he called the "MiTe" (minimum
tetrahedron). 
And since energy as matter
must have some kind of shape, & the minimum "thing" or shape (system) is a
tetrahedron, his mite must be what the atomic physicists call a "quark"! 

All systems must have
certain basic properties: 
1) Clockwise
or counterclockwise rotation or spin; 
2) Opposite
poles (with north either "up" or "down"; 
3) Various
volumes or energy contents ( + &  charges); 
4) An inside
and an outside. 
CG = Center of Gravity 
In addition, tetrahedra
have the unique property of being able to easily turn themselves inside out to display
eight (8) different faces. 
Therefore, in light of all
of the above, it is possible to construct a quark chart listing all the various
combinations of the above properties. 
This chart predicts a total
of thirtytwo (32) basic quarks (8 families, not 6) plus 32 insideout versions
(antiquarks) for a total of 64 quarks. 
For further information see:
Synergetics 
R Buckminster Fuller 
sections 400.43, 953.00 & pp.8046 
1975 
Synergetics II 
" 
sections 986.4225 & 1052.360 
1979 
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