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Buckminster Fuller (Architect)

Don't fight , use them.
Buckminster Fuller fight
I am not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb, anprocess — an integral function of the .
Buckminster Fuller fun
The true business ofshould be to go back toandabout whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.
Buckminster Fuller business
Dare to be na
Buckminster Fuller
is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.
Buckminster Fuller nature
There is room enough indoors in New York City for the whole 1963 world's population to enter, with room enough inside for all hands to dance the twist in average nightclub proximity.
Buckminster Fuller world
Relativity is inherently convergent, though convergent toward a plurality of centers of abstract truths. Degrees of accuracy are only degrees of refinement and magnitude in no way affects the fundamental reliability, which refers, as directional or angular sense, toward centralized truths.is a .
Buckminster Fuller truth
, to me, it seems is a verb, not a noun, proper or improper.
Buckminster Fuller
on first priority in design consideration is the full realization of individual potential in order to reach the second derivative — full realization for all individuals
Buckminster Fuller potential
The opposite ofis impossible
Buckminster Fuller possible
Thinking is a momentary dismissal of irrelevancies.
Buckminster Fuller men
The Things to do are: the things that need doing, that you see need to be done, and that no one else seems to see need to be done. Then you will conceive your own way of doing that which needs to be done — that no one else has told you to do or how to do it. This will bring out the real you that often gets buried inside a character that has acquired a superficial array of behaviors induced or imposed by others on the individual.
Buckminster Fuller character
We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian-Darwinian theory, he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.
Buckminster Fuller people
I live onat present, and I don't know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb, anprocess — an integral function of the .
Buckminster Fuller live
Pollution is nothing but resources we're not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value. But if we got onto a planning planning basis, the government could trap pollutants in the stacks and spillages and get back more money than this would cost out of the stockpiled chemistries they'd be collecting. gets cross with me when I talk like this because she says people are doing some very important things because they're worried and excited and I'm going to make them relax and stop doing those things. But we're dealing with something much bigger than we're accustomed to understanding, we're on a very large course indeed. You speak of racism, for example, and I tell you that there's no such thing as race. The point is that racism is the product of tribalism and ignorance and both are falling victim to communications and world-around literacy.
Buckminster Fuller people
I seek through comprehensive anticipatory design science and its reductions to physical practices to reform the environment instead of trying to reform humans, being intent thereby to accomplish prototyped capabilities of doing more with less... ()
Buckminster Fuller science
It seems to demonstrate that periods of industrial activity in technical syntheses of principles, data, free energy and energy as "matter," find highest employment by the fear-amassed credits of warfare. Therefore the assumption approaches fact that war promotes the major technical advances of civilization... What has not been clear is that the potential of this emergency-born technology has always accrued to human's prewar individual initiatives taken in a humble but irrepressible progression of assumptions, measurements, deductions, and codifications of pure science. (1947)
Buckminster Fuller science
The most important thing to teach youris that thedoes not rise and set. It is thethat revolves around the sun...
Buckminster Fuller you
Up to the Twentieth Century,was everythingcould touch, smell, see, and hear. Since the initial publication of the chart of the electromagnetic spectrum, humans have learned that what they can touch, smell, see, and hear is less than one-millionth of reality. Ninety-nine percent of all that is going to affect our tomorrows is being developed by humans using instruments and working in ranges of reality that are nonhumanly sensible.
Buckminster Fuller art
The most important thing to teach your children is that thedoes not rise and set. It is thethat revolves around the sun. Then teach them the concepts of North, South, East and West, and that they relate to where they happen to be on the planet's surface at that time. Everything else will follow.
Buckminster Fuller time
CALL ME TRIMTAB
Buckminster Fuller
are always realistically maneuvering for the next election. They are obsolete as fundamental problem-solvers.
Buckminster Fuller men
Theconsists of non-simultaneously apprehended events.
Buckminster Fuller end
is theincarnate in .
Buckminster Fuller
All sports are time control demonstrations...
Buckminster Fuller time
There will come a time when the proper education of children, by a glorified system of spontaneousof , similar to the , will be made possible. Children, as well as grown-ups, in their individual, glorified, drudgery-proof homes of Labrador, the tropics, the Orient, or where you will, to which they can pass with pleasure and expedition by means of ever-improving transportation, will be able to tune in their television and radio to the moving picture lecture of, let us say, President Lowell of Harvard; the professor of Mathematics of Oxford; of the doctor of Indian antiquities of Delhi, etc. Education by choice, with its marvelous motivating psychology of desire for truth, will make life ever cleaner and happier, more rhythmical and artistic.
Buckminster Fuller life
is going to be displaced altogether as a specialist by the . Man himself is being forced to reestablish, employ, and enjoy his innate "comprehensivity." Coping with the totality of Spaceshipandis ahead for all of us.
Buckminster Fuller joy
is synergetic.is synergetic.
Buckminster Fuller
You may very appropriately want to ask me how we are going to resolve the ever-acceleratingly dangerous impasse of world-opposed politicians and ideological dogmas. I answer, it will be resolved by the .
Buckminster Fuller world
Take the initiative. Go to , and above all co-operate and don't hold back on one another or try to gain at the expense of another. Anyin such lopsidedness will be increasingly short-lived. These are the synergeticthatis employing and trying to make clear to us. They are not man-made . They are the infinitely accommodative laws of the intellectualgoverning .
Buckminster Fuller man
Ourdeal exclusively with special-case experiences. Only ourare able to discover the generalizedoperating without exception in each and every special-experience case which if detected and mastered will give knowledgeable advantage in all instances.
Buckminster Fuller knowledge
Of course, ourare a consequence of many factors, but possibly one of the most important is the fact that society operates on the theory that specialization is the key to success, not realizing that specialization precludes comprehensive thinking.
Buckminster Fuller success
One of humanity's prime drives is to understand and be understood. All other living creatures are designed for highly specialized tasks. Man seems unique as the comprehensive comprehender and co-ordinator of local universe affairs.
Buckminster Fuller humanity
As a consequence of the slavish "categoryitis" the scientifically illogical, and as we shall see, often meaningless questions "Where do you live?" "What are you?" "What religion?" "What race?" "What nationality?" are all thought of today as logical questions. By the twenty-first century it either will have become evident to humanity that these questions are absurd and anti-evolutionary or men will no longer be living on Earth.
Buckminster Fuller religion
There's a major pattern ofin universe wherein the very large events, earthquakes, and so forth, occur in any one area of universe very much less frequently than do the small energy events. Around the Earth insects occur more often than do earthquakes. In the patterning of total evolutionary events, there comes a time, once in a while, amongst the myriad of low energy events, when a large energy event transpires and is so disturbing that with their general adaptability lost, the ultra-specialized creatures perish.
Buckminster Fuller time
Man is going to be displaced altogether as a specialist by the . Man himself is being forced to reestablish, employ, and enjoy his innate "comprehensivity." Coping with the totality of Spaceship Earth and universe is ahead for all of us.
Buckminster Fuller art
consists of many great revolutionary events taking place quite independently of man's consciously attempting to bring them about. Man is very vain; he likes to feel that he is responsible for all the favorable things that happen, and he is innocent of all the unfavorable happenings. But all the larger evolutionary patternings seeming favorable or unfavorable to man's conditioned reflexing are transpiring transcendentally to any of man's conscious planning or contriving.
Buckminster Fuller man
Our little Spaceship Earth is only eight thousand miles in diameter, which is almost a negligible dimension in the great vastness of space. . . . Spaceship Earth was so extraordinarily well invented and designed that to our knowledge humans have been on board it for two million years not even knowing that they were on board a ship.
Buckminster Fuller knowledge
Now there is one outstandingly important fact regarding Spaceship Earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it.
Buckminster Fuller art
Synergy is the only word in our language that means behavior of wholeunpredicted by the separately observed behaviors of any of the system's separate parts or any subassembly of the system's parts. There is nothing in theof a toenail that predicts the existence of a human being.
Buckminster Fuller art
Topology provides the synergetic means of ascertaining the values of any system of experiences. Topology is the science of fundamental pattern and structural relationships of event constellations.
Buckminster Fuller relationships
The procedure we are pursuing is that of true democracy. Semi-democracy accepts the dictatorship of a majority in establishing its arbitrary, ergo, unnatural, laws. True democracy discovers by patient experiment and unanimous acknowledgement what the laws of nature or universe may be for the physical support and metaphysical satisfaction of the human intellect's function in universe.
Buckminster Fuller knowledge
, , and other leading scientists said, "We're going to have to reassess and redefine the physical universe." — They defined the physical universe as "an aggregate of non-simultaneous and only partially overlapping transformation events."
Buckminster Fuller art
Every time man makes a new experiment he always learns more. He cannot learn less. He may learn that what he thought was true was not true. By the elimination of a false premise, his basic capital wealth which in his given lifetime is disembarrassed of further preoccupation with considerations of how to employ a worthless time-consuming hypothesis. Freeing his time for its more effective exploratory investment is to give man increased wealth.
Buckminster Fuller life
Sum-totally, we find that the physical constituent of wealth-energy-cannot decrease and that the metaphysical constituent-know-how-can only increase. This is to say that everytime we use our wealth it increases.
Buckminster Fuller time
The difference betweenandis that brain deals only with memorized, subjective, special-case experiences and objective experiments, while mind extracts and employs the generalized principles and integrates and interrelates their effective employment. Brain deals exclusively with the physical, and mind exclusively with the metaphysical.
Buckminster Fuller mind
Synergy is the only word in our language which identifies the meaning for which it stands. Since the word is unknown to the average public, as I have already pointed out, it is not at all surprising that synergy has not been included in the economic accounting of our wealth transactions or in assessing our common wealth capabilities.
Buckminster Fuller language
While no politician or political system can ever afford to yield understandably and enthusiastically to their adversaries and opposers, all politicians can and will yield enthusiastically to the computers safe flight-controlling capabilities in bringing all ofin for a happy landing.
Buckminster Fuller light
is our organized capability to cope effectively with the environment in sustaining our healthy regeneration and decreasing both the physical and metaphysical restrictions of the forward days of our lives.
Buckminster Fuller war
It is one of our most exciting discoveries that local discovery leads to a complex of further discoveries.
Buckminster Fuller discovery
Lack of knowledge concerning all the factors and the failure to include them in our integral imposes false conclusions.
Buckminster Fuller knowledge
As many have long suspected — like it or not — ‘life is but a dream."
Buckminster Fuller life
It is one of our most exciting discoveries that local discovery leads to a complex of further discoveries. Corollary to this we find that we no sooner get a problem solved than we are overwhelmed with a multiplicity of additional problems in a most beautiful payoff of heretofore unknown, previously unrecognized, and as-yet unsolved problems.
Buckminster Fuller beautiful
Each age is characterized by its own astronomical myriads of new, special-case experiences and problems to be stored in freshly born optimum capacity human brains — which storages in turn may disclose to human minds the presence of heretofore undiscovered, unsuspectedly existent eternal generalized principles.
Buckminster Fuller mind
We are in an age that assumes the narrowing trends of specialization to be logical, natural, and desirable. Consequently, society expects all earnestly responsible communication to be crisply brief. . . . In the meantime, humanity has been deprived of comprehensive understanding. Specialization has bred feelings of isolation, futility, and confusion in individuals. It has also resulted in the individual's leaving responsibility for thinking and social action to others. Specialization breeds biases that ultimately aggregate as international and ideological discord, which, in turn, leads to war.
Buckminster Fuller war
Lack ofconcerning all the factors and the failure to include them in our integral imposes false conclusions.
Buckminster Fuller failure
There is an inherently minimum set of essential concepts and current , cognizance of which could lead to our operating our planet Earth to the lasting satisfaction andof all .
Buckminster Fuller art
We must start with scientific fundamentals, and that means with the data of experiments and not with assumed axioms predicated only upon the misleading nature of that which only superficially seems to be obvious. It is the consensus of great scientists that science is the attempt to set in order the facts of experience.
Buckminster Fuller science
The word generalization in literature usually means covering too much territory too thinly to be persuasive, let alone convincing. In science, however, a generalization means a principle that has been found to hold true in every special case. ... The principle of leverage is a scientific generalization.
Buckminster Fuller science
The youth ofall around our planet are intuitively revolting from all sovereignties and political .
Buckminster Fuller youth
Quite clearly, our task is predominantly metaphysical, for it is how to get all of humanity to educate itself swiftly enough to generate spontaneous social behaviors that will avoid extinction.
Buckminster Fuller humanity
The physical is inherently entropic, giving off energy in ever more disorderly ways. The metaphysical is antientropic, methodically marshalling energy. Life is antientropic. It is spontaneously inquisitive. It sorts out and endeavors to understand.
Buckminster Fuller energy
We are now synergetically forced to conclude that all phenomena are metaphysical; wherefore, as many have long suspected — like it or not — " is but a ."
Buckminster Fuller men
The wellspring of reality is the family of weightless generalized principles.
Buckminster Fuller family
It is essential to release humanity from the false fixations of yesterday, which seem now to bind it to a rationale of action leading only to extinction.
Buckminster Fuller humanity
The youth ofall around our planet are intuitively revolting from all sovereignties and political . The youth of Earth are moving intuitively toward an utterly classless, raceless, omnicooperative, omniworld humanity. Children freed of the ignorantly founded educational traditions and exposed only to their spontaneously summoned, computer-stored and -distributed outflow of reliable-opinion-purged, experimentally verified data, shall indeed lead society to its happy egress from all misinformedly conceived, fearfully and legally imposed, and physically enforced customs of yesterday. They can lead all humanity into omnisuccessful survival as well as entrance into an utterly new era of human experience in an as-yet and ever-will-be fundamentally mysterious Universe.
Buckminster Fuller education
is plural and, at minimum, is two.
Buckminster Fuller
The explicable requires the inexplicable. Experience requires the nonexperienceable. The obvious requires the .
Buckminster Fuller experience
A pattern has an integrity independent of the medium by virtue of which you have received the information that it exists.
Buckminster Fuller integrity
Synergy means behavior of whole systems unpredicted by the behavior of their parts taken seperately.
Buckminster Fuller art
The explicable requires the inexplicable. Experience requires the nonexperienceable. The obvious requires the . This is a powerful group of paired concepts generated by the complementarity of conceptuality.
Buckminster Fuller power
A pattern has an integrity independent of the medium by virtue of which you have received the information that it exists. Each of the chemical elements is a pattern integrity. Each individual is a pattern integrity. The pattern integrity of the human individual is evolutionary and not static.
Buckminster Fuller men
The eternal is omniembracing and permeative; and the temporal is linear. This opens up a very high order of generalizations of generalizations. The truth could not be more omni-important, although it is often manifestly operative only as a linear identification of a special-case experience on a specialized subject.
Buckminster Fuller truth
[A]ll the categories of creatures act individually as special-case and may be linearly analyzed; retrospectively, it is discoverable that inadvertently they are all interaffecting one another synergetically as a spherical, interprecessionally regenerative, tensegrity spherical integrity. Geodesic spheres demonstrate the compressionally discontinuous--tensionally continuous integrity. Ecology is tensegrity geodesic spherical programming.
Buckminster Fuller ego
Truth is cosmically total: synergetic. Verities are generalized principles stated in semimetaphorical terms. Verities are differentiable. But love is omniembracing, omnicoherent, and omni-inclusive, with no exceptions. Love, like synergetics, is nondifferentiable, i.e., is integral.
Buckminster Fuller love
The highest of generalizations is the synergetic integration ofand .
Buckminster Fuller
All the great metaphysical integrity of all the individuals, which is potential and inherent in the complex interactions of generalized principles, will always and only coexist eternally.
Buckminster Fuller action
We evolute toward ever lesser brain comprehension lags — ergo, toward ever diminishing error; ergo, ever diminishing misunderstandings; ergo, ever diminishing fear, and its brain-lagging painful errors of objectivity; wherefore we approach eternal instantaneity of absolute and total comprehension. The eternal instantaneity of no lag at all. However, we have now learned from our generalizations of the great complexity of the interactions of principles as we are disembarrassed of our local, exclusively physical chemistry of information-sensing devices — that what is approached is eternal and instant awareness of absolute reality of all that ever existed. All the great metaphysical integrity of all the individuals, which is potential and inherent in the complex interactions of generalized principles, will always and only coexist eternally.
Buckminster Fuller fear
A summing up of Fuller's views and outlooks on the prospects for human survival and progress; one of his more accessible works, and the only major work currently in print.
Buckminster Fuller work
The nearest each of us can come to God is by loving the truth.
Buckminster Fuller truth
"Those whom God hath joined together let no one put asunder." To Anne Hewlett Fuller on this, our 63rd Wedding Anniversary and my 85 Birthday---July 12, 1980
Buckminster Fuller sun
Are you spontaneously enthusiastic about everyone having everything you can have?
Buckminster Fuller you
There is noequal to that of being able to work for all humanity and doing what you're doing well.
Buckminster Fuller humanity
What humans have spontaneously identified as good and bad — or as positive and negative — are evolutionary complementations in need of more accurate identifications.
Buckminster Fuller men
This book is written with the conviction that there are no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ people, no matter how offensive or eccentric to society they may seem. . . You and I didn't design people.designed people. What I am trying to do is to discover why God included humans in .
Buckminster Fuller people
All of humanity is in peril of extinction if each one of us does not dare, now and henceforth, always to tell only the truth, and all the truth, and to do so promptly — right now.
Buckminster Fuller truth
I am convinced that human continuance depends entirely upon: the intuitive wisdom of each and every individual . . . the individual's integrity of speaking and acting only on the individual's own within-self-intuited and reasoned initiative . . . the individual's never joining action with others as motivated only by crowd-engendered-emotionalism, or a sense of the crowd's power to overwhelm, or in fear of holding to the course indicated by one's own intellectual convictions.
Buckminster Fuller wisdom
Whether it is to beor Oblivion will be a touch-and-go relay race right up to the final moment. . . . Humanity is in ‘final exam’ as to whether or not it qualifies for continuance in Universe
Buckminster Fuller men
It is the integrity of each individual human that is in final examination. On personal integrity hangs humanity's fate. You can decieve others, you can decieve your brain-self, but you can't decieve your mind-self — for mind deals only in the discovery of truth and the interrelationship of all truths. The cosmic laws with which mind deals are noncorruptible. Cosmic evolution is omniscient God comprehensively articulate.
Buckminster Fuller truth
Humans have always unknowingly affected all Universe by every act and thought they articulate or even consider. . . . Realistic, comprehensively responsible, omni-system-considerate, unselfish thinking on the part of humans does absolutely affect human destiny.
Buckminster Fuller art
There are no solids. There are no things. There are only interfering and noninterfering patterns operative in pure principle, and principles are eternal. Principles never contradict principles. . . . The synergetic integral of the totality of principles is God, whose sum-total behavior in pure principle is beyond our comprehension and is utterly mysterious to us, because as humans — in pure principle — we do not and never will know all the principles.
Buckminster Fuller man
Love is metaphysical gravity.
Buckminster Fuller love
The effective decisions can only be made by the independently thinking and adequately informed human individuals and their telepathically intercommunicated wisdom--the wisdom of the majority of all such human individuals--qualifying for continuance in Universe as local cosmic problem-solvers--in love with the truth and in individually spontaneous self-commitment to absolute faith in the wisdom, integrity, and love of God, who seems to wish Earthian humans to survive.
Buckminster Fuller love
It seemed that the time would come evolutionarily when humans might have acquired enough knowledge of generalized principles to permit a graduation from class-two (entropically selfish) evolution into class-one (syntropically cooperative) evolution, thereafter making all the right moves for all the right reasons.
Buckminster Fuller knowledge
Humanity is now experiencing history's most difficult evolutionary transformation.
Buckminster Fuller history
I was convinced in 1927 that humanity's most fundamental survival problems could never be solved by .
Buckminster Fuller humanity
I set about fifty-five years ago (1927) to see what a penniless, unknown human individual with a dependent wife and newborn child might be able to do effectively on behalf of all ...
Buckminster Fuller man
I do not look upon human beings as good or bad. I don't think of my feet as a right foot and a wrong foot. ... I am a student of the effectiveness of the technological evolution in its all unexpected alterations of the preoccupations of humanity and in its all unexpected alterings of human behaviors and prospects.
Buckminster Fuller humanity
I do know that technologically humanity now has the opportunity, for the first time in its history, to operate our planet in such a manner as to support and accommodate all humanity at a substantially more advanced standard of living than any humans have ever experienced.
Buckminster Fuller time
Critical threshold-crossing of the inevitable revolution is already underway.
Buckminster Fuller evolution

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