The Tetrahedron as the Universe's primal fractal.
My mind dwelt on the evolution of numbers just for a moment to make sure I held the frame they provided.
The zero occupies a special place in number theory.
The monad occupies a special place in Creation theory.
The duad occupies a special place in Evolution theory.
The triad also has a special place. It is the first of the series which can form an enclosure.
The tetrahedron is the next within this evolving series. A special place within Geometric number theory is bestowed on it because four is the first of the numbers that allows a 3D space to be enclosed.
And I know anyone can make such a shape easily.
By taking an equal sided triangle cut out of paper or cardboard midpoints can be marked out on each of the three sides. Lines can then be drawn joining each midpoint. When folded along these lines until they meet a tetrahedron will be formed.
This an easy process for us and also for nature which has access to a large pool of resources on which the process of addition can work.
The ease of the process leads to the tetrahedron being the primal fractal pattern in the evolution of the spatial properties of our Universe. Its shape provides a frame for concepts such as distance, area and volume.
It also provides the frame we use for setting location via coordinates and time.
These connections make it nature's starting frame for space-time, motion and the other components that emerged as the Universe began.