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Anthem Of Equivalence


Tyger Tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night; What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry? – Excerpt from The Tyger, by William Blake

Cast In The Same Mold

Isomorphism derives its name from the Greek iso, meaning “equal,” and morphos, meaning “form,” or “shape.”

It’s used to describe underlying symmetry between high-level concepts in many different fields:

Mathematics – symmetrical sets of numbers, their graphs, and transformative relationships. (You’ll find much of the latter in the artwork of M.C. Escher) •Biology – similarity in body structures or evolutionary paths between species. •Linguistics – common evolution of word origins, usage, and grammar. (See: Zipf’s Law) •Game Theory – decision trees which produce mutual stability points, such as