Threesology Research Journal: The Scientification of Philosophy by way of a Threes Model
3s Poster Collection II
A Study of the Threes Phenomena
(Does it lead to a Scientification of Philosophy?)

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The width and Length of the Initial Homepage 3s (Black poster) collection was stopped at 993/30000, though I wanted to continue it. I do so with the forthcoming addition on this page. Also, please do not consider that I advocate any of the ideas being exhibited as examples. I have not read any of the books with a "three" title. Nor do I follow a particular view being expressed by this or that protest group, religion, alternate ideology, etc... I am collecting examples whether or not a given reader finds some example(s) offensive to their beliefs.

As with the list on the Home page, I will update the following list from time to time as time permits. In any case, if you are interested in threes research, you should keep a copy of the different pages at this site and others, since a given author or website could expire without notice. If I expire and you visit my grave site, please make sure some type of "three" headstone or other attribute is being displayed. However, my preference is to be placed into outer space so that I can be revived by some future civilization or individual in order that I might continue my threes research.

As a further note, let me acknowledge both Simon Kelsey and Richard Williams who have provided multiple source examples. Their assistance has been invaluable And though I have attempted to give all sources their due, I admittedly have been remiss in some cases. As researchers of human cognition, we need to make note of whether there is a change in the usage of ideas and activities expressing one or another enumerated theme. In other words, will the "three" remain a dominant theme or will it dissipate over time to be replaced? Is there a 1- 2- 3... maturational development sequence taking place with the human dispositions of thought over time? Will some future researcher find some other-than-three usage as a general characteristic to the extent that human anatomy takes on some other pattern such as a fusion of the three because the environment requires it as a survival mechanism? While some hold the romantic notion that "Mother Earth" would do no harm to its human off-spring, I beg to differ. Indeed, we humans need to sever the umbilical cord and remove ourselves from the prevailing Earth-bound dependency.

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Here are a handful of threes examples from the alcohol beverage world, though I refrained from including items which exhibited 3 flavors being introduced by several companies... which could be extended into other product categories. It is not uncommon to come across advertizements featuring three items, whether as a new items lineup or merely a makeover of an old ensemble.

Small collection of threes from the alcohol beverage world

By creating a collection of three-patterned ideas, expressions, etc., one might eventually come to the point of asking why such an occurrence of recurring "threeness" is taking place. Such a question may be posed at anytime during one's acknowledgement of their encounter. Typically, there is the search for some fundamental reason which may lead one to the realization that biological life is dependent heavily on the presence of DNA with its defined triplet code, or the situation in which particle physicists describe the world of atomic particles with multiple patterns-of-three such as Protons- Neutrons- Electrons. (Why Do Matter Particles Come in Threes?) Some researchers may then turn to looking for additional fundamentals such as in physiology, to which we are thankful for the list of 3s in Anatomy put together by Dr. McNulty and his Associates. Yet, no matter which fundamental of Nature we subscribe to as the telling point to provide a definitive reason and rationale (such as the recurring structure of threes in the human ear and its affect on language and cognition); what we are looking at are ideas generated by the human organism with a particular physiology in a particular deteriorating environmental landscape... which suggests to me we are confronted with a design that has in some measure reflected the circumstances of the environment whether or not we can accurately assess the pristine influence(s) having begun billions of years ago.

Aside from the search for some fundamental reason, a person may attempt to propose to themselves and/or others that the frequency of "threes" is of value in helping them to secure some financial advantage. Others may prefer to use their realization and knowledge as a means to fortify some religious belief, if not some alternative perspective such as a 3rd eye consciousness, Angel number declaration, or other types of interpreted meaning that can be used to help one achieve a position for power or further manipulation. For example, decades ago I recall providing a work colleague with a verbalized list of multiple threes examples only to find him interested in how such knowledge could be translated into a mechanism, maneuver or machination to help him make money. That alone was his primary interest. To me, it what just fun to research and collect the different ideas... though all the while I was trying to decipher what, if any meaning might be culled from such a reservoir which kept on getting deeper and more expansive... particularly when I broadened my field of vision of what is meant by something exhibiting a pattern-of-three.

The realization that DNA is said to have a triplet code is THE initial emphasis that some use to convince themselves that what they are looking is has some validity beyond the common comprehension... particularly when they may find only one or two people having made a point in this direction. However, if you look at DNA and contrast it with RNA, what we see is that both share three amino acids (adenosine- cytosine- guanine), but are defined separately in that DNA has Thymine and RNA has Uracil. Such a 3-to-1 ratio has not been recognized in a larger context as a recurring cognitive pattern similar to the recurring threes. I provided a short list of examples on the homepage. This is important because it may reference the idea of a 3-in-1 situation referencing the environmental circumstance of the sun's three phases/"moments" (dawn- noon- dusk) that are slowing fusing together as the Earth's rotation slows and the Sun expands as both of them deteriorate over time. In a sense, human biology and ideology will come to mimic the event with increasing frequency over time. Interestingly, when we speak of the Sun and solar worship that was more prevalent in past ages, there were gods which were named to represent each of the phases and in particular, we have the Christian concept of the Trinity which illustrates the connection between this ancient religion created from Pagan sources and responses to paganism which had a more honest representation of themselves worshipping events in Nature. The connection in this instance being that the concept of the Trinity was a later born way of describing an earlier model of nature worship by using words such as Father- Son- Holy Sprit as if to conceal an instance of Nature worship somehow made an idea more sophisticated and thus more powerful. While the connection of the Trinity idea as a substitute model of solar worship has been obscured by time and those who clearly do not recognize the connections between earlier and later religions, it is rather a poignant reminder for those of us who do make the connection and see the three more clearly when the Trinity is sometimes described as a "3 persons in 1 god"... which is a reference to the 3 phases of the 1 Sun. Indeed, we have three phases in one sun. Just as we have three fundamental atomic particles in one atom. Those who dismiss this as ludicrous are simply not willing to accept the view that their attachment to their religion or science (including philosophy and mathematics) was born and bred from earlier Nature-focused associations.

It should be noted that in your own efforts to identify whether or not I am telling the truth about a given threes example, your own research may discover someone who prefers some other-than-three pattern in describing a given idea. For example, though I may list the Triune brain complex idea, someone insists upon describing it as a worthless idea and that others have referenced the brain in two parts, four parts, etc... And yet, upon providing alternative ideas they do not take into account that despite the infinity of numbers at our human disposal... when we take stock of all the ideas of a given topic, the overall pattern-of-number referencing is very limited. In other words, I too can find ideas which exhibit a pattern that contrasts or contradicts a "three" example, it is extremely difficult to find some topic being described in more than a few enumerated patterns. There is a CONSERVATION OF NUMBER taking place. This Conservation of Number means there is a limitation. This limitation is expressed in life spans, sports records, spans of civilizations, physical laws, etc... However, this view is not meant to limit the attempts to exceed limits by relegating yourself and/or others to accept less than what they want to strive for. Using it as an excuse to put up an obstacle is setting yourself or your idea up as a target to be surmounted.

Just because you and I can find examples of someone illustrating an idea with an other-than-three schematic doesn't mean you should discount the whole idea of threes referencing, and be dismissive of it as having any importance other than that which one can typically find being described by those working off of a small sampling. Using the value of three as a means to catalog examples doesn't mean I am obsessed with describing the "three" as being some Universal Theme and that to be attached to it one is thus automatically attached to or in concert with some grand Universal meaning. This is your ego talking as a supportive gesture to deduce yourself as having some personal measure of attribution that no one else or only a few share. The value of being cognizant of humility can not be overstated. Indeed, since human perception is so very limited, it is difficult for us to know... beyond some generalization, what it is meant when we say the word "Universe" or Universal. Even though I have cataloged hundreds of examples of "threes", this does not mean I am immune to recognizing the presence and pre valance of other quantity-related realizations. However, neither should you be immune from recognizing that when we take stock of all the quantitative themes being expressed, that we humans only use a very small quantity. This behavior is being forced upon us by environmental conditions which are deteriorating.

So what if you prefer patterns-of-one, two, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, etc... Stop wasting your valuable time trying to build an argument against the presence and prevailency of "threes" and look at the very limited quantity of number-referenced ideas being used by humanity in its many different subjects. Humanity is being forced by the deteriorating solar system to convey its perceptions into a very limited quantity of quantitatively described ideas. This usage is akin to the fact that our numbers are limited to the sequence of zero to nine. The English alphabet is limited to the letters A to Z. They are expressed limitations just as we find in the Periodic Table of Elements and the life spans of all living matter. Our human usage of numbers as means of referencing ideas is limited. This limitation is a survival mechanism which is shifting over time but still being expressed in our expressions of ideas which can be quantified. The three deteriorations I have spoken of on other pages are:

  1. The Sun is burning out.
  2. The Earth's rotation is slowing.
  3. The Moon is receding.

When will humans go extinct?
One science team might have the answer
Story by Bill Shannon
Fri, September 29, 2023 at 6:37 PM MDT

A supercomputer simulation showed that humanity might be long gone from Earth before the Sun even has a chance to expand, moving its habitable zone.

According to a paper published this week (Sept./Oct. 2023) on, humanity might only have 250 million years left as Earth forms a new supercontinent.

While scientists have warned about climate change, Earth;s temperature, and greenhouse gasses/emissions, it was time to see what might actually wipe out humanity with the help of a new supercomputer.

In the paper, a team from the University of Bristol said that while the Sun will naturally expand as it begins dying, eventually engulfing Earth in about two billion years, human life might not make it past the possible anarchy of what's been dubbed "Pangea Ultima." The simulation comes from the team of scientists feeding it data that's currently available about Earth, such as climate, ocean chemistry and tectonic plate movement.

The supercomputer predicted that Earth's tectonic plates would shift and merge over the next 250 million years, creating a new supercontinent that would create chaos with earthquakes, volcanoes, typhoons, and even temperature changes. "The newly-emerged supercontinent would effectively create a triple whammy, comprising the 1) continentality effect, 2) hotter sun and 3) more CO2 in the atmosphere, of increasing heat for much of the planet," Dr. Alexander Farnsworth told Unilad.

The paper goes on to say that in the 250 million years while Pangea Ultima forms, the Sun's energy will increase ~2.5% from what it emits today, making warmer emperatures on Earth and creating vast uninhabitable areas of the planet. According to the paper, humanity may not be able to adapt fast enough to deal with the extreme temperatures as we do now through sweating and cooling our bodies, but it's something that can't be ruled out.

Food sources are predicted to become scarce as the planet heats and plates shift, making survival difficult for mammal life.

In their own way, within the ability of species-specific physiology, all life forms are responding to the Sun- Earth- Moon deteriorations... whether or not you label them as deteriorations. Here's a short excerpt from an article about the rate of the Earth's rotation being recorded by the growth lines of coral:

...So why is the Earth slowing down in the first place? It has to do with the earth's relationship to the moon. "The moon used to be closer to us than it is now," Mayer said. "In the Silurian Period, the full moon would have looked a lot bigger on the horizon." When the Earth rotates, gravity pulls a bulge of ocean water toward the moon. That slow, sloshing water slows down the planet's spin by a tiny bit. And when the Earth slows, its rotational energy is transferred to the moon, causing the moon to move faster and pull away from the earth, centimeter by centimeter. And over the course of millions of years, these infinitesimal adjustments to the earth's rotation and the moon's distance add up, eventually changing the day and night that our planet experiences.

"Who'd have thunk that a fossil coral could tell you that your calendars change over geologic time?" mused Mayer. "That's one reason we collect these things at the Field. They show us how our planet changes"—in tiny, tiny differences that don't matter until they do.

How Ancient Coral Revealed the Changing Length of a Year
by Kate Golembiewski

Like animals sensitive to feeling vibrations of an earthquake before humans seem to be aware, humans are sensitive to the subtle reverberations of these three changes in the environment, if not others. Instead of saying we have an impression, a gut feeling, or some nuance of something taking place or is about to occur, we translate our impressions into representative illustrations attached to familiar ideas we may already have a distinct vocabulary or imagery for. For example, a mechanic may well render their perceptions into various mechanical terms just like a person steeped in a religion will use the vocabulary and ideas of their religion to express a given perception. All of us do this. If we don't have a more appropriate vocabulary and readily available stock of comparisons, analogies, metaphors and the like, we resort to using what is most common for us and have served us in other instances. The recurring usage of the "three" theme appears to be one such safe haven of expression for many people living in different environments. Other people may well use some other number pattern but all such number patterns when placed on the same page for comparison, exhibit a stark Conservation as an expression of a human cognitive limitation brought about as a survival mechanism in the face of an ongoing environmental deterioration, despite all the claims for some grand spirituality, or universal connectedness, or some other feel-good-about-myself interpretation. Human sensitivity expresses acknowledgement in our ideas. While some claim they know why a theme of threes occurs in fairy tales, speeches, stock market indices, DNA structure, atomic particle configurations, mathematics, superstitions, etc., they don't typically agree that all views are human-made views designed by a physiology subjected to changing environmental circumstances.

If we look at the few number patterns being expressed by humanity over time like we would tree rings and note the changes over time and setting, we might better determine the extent to which humanity is being affected by the changes in the Sun- Earth- Moon triplex. This is of course assuming you are willing to take into consideration that ideas do represent alterations in the environment and enumerated ideas can be a closer definition thereof, even if my interpretations are a bit crude for your personal liking.

While we of today note the seeming use of triads in ancient religions, this is not to say that ancient peoples were cognizant of this "three" theme usage. They did not have the vantage point we of today do by having multiple different religions having been cataloged together, just as we of today do not have the vantage point of realizing the limitation of quantities being used by humans for all their ideas. In other words, though myself and others have taken the time to create a catalog of threes, we do not see the same expenditure of time and effort to catalog ideas exhibiting a pattern-of-one, two, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, etc. However, we do find a few who make some measure of effort and are called those who practice Numerology... even though all Mathematicians are in some measure a Numerologist... in the sense of someone who studies patterns of numbers. If we did have people making collections of different number-identified ideas, it would then be much easier for some to realize that humanity does indeed practice a conservation of number with respect to how humans illustrate their perceptions.

Only by proving a catalog and watching the usage of "threes" and other number patterns over time... from generation to generation, from century to century, etc., will humanity get a better idea of which number patterns remain in use and those whose usage diminish, even though there may be some measure of being sustained at a low level. For example, though an interest in the number 7 may continue as a common orientation, its usage as a multiple application in different subjects can decrease over time. And even though I state this, there will be those who insist the value of 7 is important either because they personally like it, or their religion uses it, or some other isolated application is over-valued to support their ego.

There are several instances of "7" which occur and appear to remain such as the 7 colors of the color spectrum, 7 days of the week, 7 ages of the teen years (13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19), and we could even describe the Earth as being in the seventh position if we were to count from Pluto inward instead of from the Sun outward. The difference being whether one counts left to right or right to left... if not vertically or diagonally. While you may not encounter the last two examples in another's list of sevens, it is only because I have thought of them first and they are not widely known.

Which Planet is Earth, 3rd or 7th?

It's no wonder that the value "7" was viewed as being of fundamental importance to those ancients who interpreted the presence of stars and their alignments as being of A Grand and Universal significance... particularly those recurring patterns such as seen in the Big Dipper with its seven stars and the grouping of stars called the seven sisters and alternatively labeled as the Pleiades, not to mention that early perceptions as to the quantity of planets was counted as seven: (Moon, Mercury, Venus, The Sun, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn). This was at a time when Astrology was deemed a key to unraveling the mysteries of the Universe and humanity's place therein. (Planets in Astrology)

Needless to say, there are those who retain some affinity for the number 7 and may have even made a collection of examples but are dismissive of the presence of other number patterns and do not fully appreciate how widespread and numerous are the occasions for other number patterns playing a role in diverse cognitive interests. However, let me emphasize again... out of the infinity of numbers at our human disposal, we are only using a handful with which we use to represent our interpretations of reality into compartmentalizations... or if you prefer... "chunks", akin to the chunking reduplications of utterances seen in infant babbling.

Some examples of a given number may endure for centuries, but this may not be the case for multiple other instances currently in use. The same goes for the usage of a "three" theme. But we won't know this for a fact unless we make a concerted effort to catalog occurrences from different subjects. While we can find different numbers being used in ads, the presence of a given number in some journalistic instances is questionable. For example, while one may encounter one journalist describing three people involved in an accident, another journalist might describe the same event with an other-than enumeration such as using the word "few". Or another describing the event as two killed and one seriously injured, though at a later time the person injured also died, but the fact that 3 died does not become referenced in someone else's description. They may instead simply say that all the people died and not present a specific number. Journalism is at times very wishy-washy and suppositional and must be questioned.

I do not consider the "three" to be some defined Universal theme since we are dealing with a species whose mind is connected to a physiology subjected to the deteriorations of its environment. It is delusional to make such a rash interpretation. Nor do I see it as an expression of a Universal being, call it god or otherwise, despite the value cropping up in fundamental biology, physiology and atomic particle physics. It is far too easy for the human mind to become overwhelmed by a given quantity and quality and want to attach themselves to it as if by so doing they become a part of that which they think is great, wonderful, universal, etc., like some mathematicians do in the presence and usage of mathematics. To me, mathematics is little more than a species-specific form of scaffolding akin to the usage of a spider web by spiders, nests by birds, mounds by some termites, etc... Religion is another type of spider web, but one might argue this is true for any and all human subjects... being given more support when money, political power or military strength is appended.

Date of Origination: Sunday, 1st October 2023... 4:36 AM
Date of Initial posting: Sunday, 1st October 2023... 7:48 AM
Updated Posting: Friday, 13th October 2023... 12:26 PM