**This book is the
result of an in-depth research project to find the
mysterious formalistic **
**numerical system used by the Sages of
the Ch'in and H'an dynasties of China.**
** In his
introduction to the I Ching, Richard Wilhelm stated:**
**
"In the course of time, owing to the great repute for wisdom
attaching to the Book of
**
**Changes, a large
body of occult doctrines extraneous to it - some of them not
even Chinese **
**in origin - have
come to be connected with its teachings "**
**This book
demonstrates, with numerous illustrations, the
relationship between the I Ching and **
**The Genetic Code.
**
**It
contains some of the most stunning pictures ever produced
**
**on
the Genetic Code, its component codons and polynucleotide
chains. **
**It is a virtual mathematical analysis of the makeup
of DNA and RNA. A classic book in its own right. **
**A book
which could alter the way in which chemical formulae
is represented in future, by using network **
**diagrams in which
all atoms are displayed in a numerical format.**
**
This book on
"The I Ching and the Genetic Code" differs from other books
on this particular subject. **
**
Other existing
books show the relationship between the I Ching and the Genetic Code by
**
**
presuming that
biograms - T'ai Yang - Shao Yin - Shao Yin and Tai Yin
represent the genetic bases **
**
of Adenine,
Cytosine, Guanine and Thymine/Uracil. **
**
I have made no
such presumptions in my research. **
**
In the very
beginning, I set out to prove everything in a mathematical
and logical manner. **
**
If such a
relationship existed, I decided that it must be proven
without any doubt whatsoever. **
**
I
took nothing for granted, as with my other research work, it
had to be proven mathematically.**
**
Pure
mathematics is a factual science "it is or it is not" there
is no ambiguity or doubt in the answer.**
**
In the first
instance, I decided that I would consult the I Ching for
guidance on this matter. **
**
After
meditating upon it, I realized that I could achieve my objectives by
utilizing a**
**
Numeric Interface Code, based on my
previous research work, which changes **
**
the symbolic
language of the I Ching into a numeric language. **
**
It is described in the introduction to the I Ching by Richard
Wilhelm and has been generally **
**
over looked by
most practitioners and researchers, i.e.,**
**
A positive line ______ to a negative line __ __
= 9 **
** A negative line __ __ to a positive line
______ = 6 **
**
A positive line ______ to a positive line ______
= 7 **
**
A negative line __ __ to a negative line
__ __ = 8 **
**Every
hexagram of the I Ching is based upon SIX linear lines which
are either :**
** Yang
represented by a straight line shown symbolically as ______
or **
** Yin
represented by a broken line shown symbolically as __ __ .**
**Each hexagram
consist of TWO trigrams, placed one above the other.**
**By placing the
lower trigram adjacent to the upper trigram, a three digit
interface code **
**for each hexagram
can be created by using the symbolic/numeric code shown
above.**
**For example,
consider Hexagram No. 11 below :**
**
Line 6 __
__**
**
Line 5 __
__ **
**
Line 4 __
__
K'un** **
Line 3 ______
This hexagram symbolically represents the trigrams
_____** **
Line 2 ______
Ch'ien** **
Line 1 ______**
**Now we can
obtain a three digit interface code as follows:**
**Line 3
______ to Line 6 __ __ = 9**
**Line 2
______ to Line 5 __ __ = 9**
**Line 1
______ to Line 4 __ __ = 9**
**In this
manner every hexagram of the I Ching can be assigned a three
digit interface code **
**
which consist
of the numerals 6 , 7, 8 or 9.**
**Thus, by
using the Order of Completion **
**
(mentioned and
described within the Ta Chuan / The Great Treatise) a Matrix
grid **
**
consisting of
64 hexagrams, represented by their respective three digit
interface codes, was created.**
**
Further, by
assigning a Genetic base letter i.e., A, C, G and/or
T/U to each individual numeral **
**
of the
respective hexagram interface code "The I Ching and the
Genetic Code" relationship **
**
was deduced
mathematically. This is a simple mathematical
exercise.**
**
Having achieved
one of my prime objectives, I then attempted **
**
to show that the ancient scribes of China knew about the
Genetic Code. **
**
I had to prove
in simple mathematical terms that:**
**The I Ching
Symbolic and Numerical Codes = The Alphabetical Genetic Codes**
**In other
words - the numerals of the interface codes i.e., 6, 7, 8 and
9 = A, C, G and/or T/U.** **
This was more
difficult than I had imagined. At first, I did not
think that this would be possible. **
**
How does one
equate numbers with biological /chemical functions?
**
**
The answer to
this difficult problem was concealed within
the I Ching.**
**
In his book on
the I Ching, Richard Wilhelm stated in his introduction to
his work the following:**
**
The Ch'in and
H'an dynasties saw the beginning of a formalistic natural
philosophy **
**
that sought to
embrace the entire world of thought in a system of number
symbols.**
**
I was intrigued
by this statement. It meant that the ancient scribes of
China had developed **
**
a secret
numerical system by which everything could be represented or
classified in a numerical manner.**
**How did they
achieve this impossible task? I gave much thought to this
particular enigma. **
**
I knew that they were great
mathematicians, astrologers, star
gazers and alchemists. **
**
There are
ancient sayings on such matters, which have been passed down through
**
**
the centuries by generations of
astrologers. **
**
One such
poetical saying is:**
**
AS ABOVE SO
BELOW and vice versa**
**
Which
astrologically means, that what happens in the Heavens
affects the Earth **
**
and what
happens on Earth affects the Heavens.**
**Another
poetical saying is:** **
AS WITHIN
SO WITHOUT and vice versa**
**
This
alchemically means, that the ingredients of a chemical
substance affect the resultant**
** chemical
mixture and each constituent part affects the
product produced or created.** **
After
meditating on this, I realized that the answer to my problem
laid not only in the **
**
study of the
Heavens above, but in the constituent parts that forms the
Heavens. **
**
So I started to
watch the Sun and the Moon cycles, as they rose and waned
each day, **
**
in order to
obtain some insight into the minds of the ancient scribes.
**
**
Writing down a
typical cyclic event of the Moon, as it revolved around the
Eartb, **
**
I suddenly
realized what the ancient philosophy was based upon.
**
**
The ancient
Chinese scribes had developed a numerical and **
**
mathematical
philosophy, based on electrons.**
**Chemical and
organic substances are formed by atoms which consist of
protons, neutrons and electrons. **
**
Therefore it is logical and possible to represent everything in
the Universe **
**
based on a
measured and summated electron atomic standard.**
**
Delving into
books of biology, I was somewhat disappointed to find that
the representation **
**
of the genetic
code and its constituent parts differed from book to book.
**
**
In order to
represent the many chemical formulae's, inherent within the
different and diverse books **
**
of cellular
biology, I decided to change all formulae's and diagrammatic
chemical representations. **
**
In doing so, I
used simplified electronic network diagrams to represent the
respective **
**
atomic bonding
arrangement and numeric or colour codes to represent the
individual atoms. **
**
The numeric
code being based on the number of electrons which surrounded
the respective atom, i.e.,**
**
Hydrogen = 1 :
Carbon = 6 : Nitrogen = 7 : Oxygen = 8 , Phosphorous = 15 :
Sulphur = 16.**
**
In this manner,
the constituent components of the Genetic Code i.e.,
**
**
Adenine,
Cytosine, Guanine, Thymine/Uracil, deoxyribose/ribose Sugars
and the **
**
phosphorous
linkage of DNA and RNA, including all Amino-Acids,
**
**
were deduced in
a logical, mathematical and scientific manner.**
**The
resultant analysis of this research, conclusively provides
the evidence that **
**
the ancient
scribes knew the basic atomic molecular structure of the
universe and **
**
actually
knew the Genetic Code thousands of years ago.**
**The book contains numerous
illustrations and drawings. **
**It provides
mathematicians, scientist, biologist and researchers with a
**
**formalistic
mathematical and graphical language for biological and
chemical systems.**
**A graphical illustration of a
typical Genetic Code arrangement is shown below.**
**Copyright
© John C. Compton - 2008** |