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The Swinging Pendulum of Yin and the Yang

Yin/Yang Symbol by Michael Corthell In ancient Chinese philosophy, yin and yang ("dark-light", "negative-positive") is a philosophical conceptualization that describes how obviously opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as one thing like a coin or a living being has a front and back that cannot be separated. In Chinese cosmology, the One( the Universe) creates itself out of a primary soup of material energy, organized into the cycles(waves) of Yin and Yang and it is then formed into objects and living beings.  Yin is the receptive and Yang the active principle, seen in all forms of change and difference such as the annual cycle (winter and summer), the landscape (north-facing shade and south-facing brightness), sexuality (female and male), and the formation of both men and women as manifestations of the One. In Taoist metaphysics, distinctions betw

BALANCING Good and Evil: Looking at the Science

The nature of time is black and white, a dance of shadows and gleaming light, A never-ending cycle, a constant sight, guiding us through every day and night... by Michael Corthell Isaiah 45:7 states, "I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity(peace) and create disaster(evil); I, the Lord, do all these things."  This verse has been interpreted in various ways, but one interpretation is that it suggests that good and evil are naturally balancing forces in the universe. This idea of balance between good and evil can be compared to the concept of yin and yang in Chinese philosophy, which represents the complementary and interconnected forces of nature. The yin and yang symbol depicts two halves of a circle, one black and one white, each containing a smaller circle of the opposite color. This symbolizes the idea that each force contains the seed of the other, and that they are constantly in a state of dynamic balance. Similarly, the concept of wave/particle duality