Sung: Part II  Their Exibits
Chapter V  Astronomical Exhibits
This chapter investigates the significance of such numbers as 2, 3, 6 and 9,
and 144 and 216. It does so by identifying physical properties which embody
these numbers.
Unfortunately this volume is not free of such nonsense as "The
ratio of 9 and 6 to 3 and 2, is that of circumference to its
approximate diameter" (p66). Yes, 3 is approximately pi. But so
what?
Some data purporting to show that the ratio of day/night varies between 9/6
around summer solstice through 8/7 around the equinoxes to 6/9 in the winter.
But again, the correspondance is approximate.
There's a similar correspondance exhibited for tides. Then some
obscure stuff about angles.
At about this point in the book I begin to become disappointed.
What started with some crystal insights into the spacial structure of
the Yi has become a search for pointless connections that, as far as I
can see, do not really exist.
