What is Yin & Yang? - Part 2
Steady Space and Changeable Time
Unlike the steady space which is visible, the invisible time is hard to observe. The change of TIme is hard to observe. However, we can observe the same kind of change as Time through the structure of an atom and the solar system.
As in the image above, the structures are circles. Atom is the smallest element of all things. Atom has proton at the center and electron revolves it. The orbit of Earth is probably the biggest scale of structure we can think of. The Sun is at the center and the Earth is revolving it. Why are the shape of the structures common? because this Universe from the smallest micro to the biggest macro are structured with one nature law or nature principle.
Diamond and graphite
All the beings in nature;including creatures and lifeless, exit under the basic conditions of form and inner order. Pebbles, stream, trees, fish, birds and all natures are enclosed by this basic condition of form and inner order. Even man-made plastics or metal products has this form and inner order. You may see and observe the form but can you see the inner order? Inner order is not been seen just like the "Time". Well, here's an good example how much the inner order is important.
Diamond and graphite are two totally different forms. Diamond is hardest mineral known to man, Graphite is one of the softest. Diamond is an excellent electrical insulator, Graphite is a good conductor of electricity. Diamond is the ultimate abrasive, Graphite is a very good lubricant. Diamond is usually transparent, Graphite is opaque. Diamond crystallizes in the Isometric system and graphite crystallizes in the hexagonal system. Two are totally different forms. Somewhat of a surprise is that at surface temperatures and pressures, Graphite is the stable form of carbon. In fact, all diamonds at or near the surface of the Earth are currently undergoing a transformation into Graphite. This reaction, fortunately, is extremely slow. Graphite is a polymorph of the element carbon. diamond is another polymorph. The two share the same chemistry, carbon, but have very different structures and very different properties. All of the differences between graphite and diamond are the result of the difference in their respective structures. Graphite has a sheet like structure where the atoms all lie in a plane and are only weakly bonded to the graphite sheets above and below. Diamond has a framework structure where the carbon atoms are bonded to other carbon atoms in three dimensions as opposed to two in graphite. The carbon-carbon bonds in both minerals are actually quite strong, but it is the application of those bonds that make the difference.
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The inner order effects the form just like how diamond and graphite are being effected. Same carbon but if it can be structured differently, the form will be different.