Talk:Symmetry

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More general description[change source]

I would like to add after the first sentence this: "Symmetry means you can change the object in a certain way, yet have it look the same after the change." I want it to reflect (pun intended) that symmetry is more general than just that of an axis. Thaoughts? Baccyak4h (talk) 20:50, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Anyone can change articles here; as to geometry, symmetry can be either at an axis or a point - We could change this to say that ther e are certain changes that can be done to the object; Despite these changes the object is still similar to what it was before. In geometry, these operations are scaling, and rotation. Go ahead, play around, and make the article better, but be prepared to talk about symmetry in other fields:
  • Mathematics/Comp.Sci. (Crypto)
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Philosophy/Social sciences

But as I said, go ahead. --Eptalon (talk) 21:53, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Knowledge Symmetry?[change source]

As far as I know the sentence that says "as an aspect of scientific models, language, music and even knowledge itself" incorrect, I have never heard knowledge being described as symmetric. Sbcloatitr (talk) 19:05, 27 August 2017 (UTC)

Yes, it's a poor piece. One ref is to a book I don't have, the other isn't a ref at all. Maybe this weekend we'll have time to think out a proper improvement. Jim.henderson (talk) 15:13, 1 September 2017 (UTC)