Platonic Solids as Building blocks on the Atomic Level
As we know, atoms are built of protons, neutrons and electrons. The protons and neutrons are closely packed spheres, similar to the Flower of Life.
The distribution of those protons and neutrons can be explained with different kinds of models.
But it was physicist, chemist and engineer Dr Robert J. Moon (February 14, 1911 – November 1, 1989) who proposed a model of the spatial distribution of nuclear protons, which involves the Platonic Solids.
Dr Moon, who was involved in the production of the first Atomic Bomb, got inspired by the ideas of Johannes Kepler of nesting Platonic Solids.
He researched the structure of atoms and came to the conclusion that the protons are not in the centre, but always at the corners of a casing or a shell. He learned that the atom is built of multiple shells, with a different amount of corners (protons).
So how does this model work?
In the centre of this model is the cube, which Dr Moon suggested is the first stable structure with 8 protons in the nucleus. An atom with 8 protons is an oxygen atom. 62.55% of the Earth’s matter consists of Oxygen, according to Dr Moon. As we all know, oxygen is very important for us to be able to breath and stay alive. Not only that, water contains oxygen as well. Without oxygen, water wouldn’t be able to exist.
Around the Cube, is the Octahedron adding 6 protons to the 8 of the cube inside, with a total of 14. An atom with 14 protons is a Silicon Atom, which is 21.2% of the Earth’s matter. Silicon is extremely important for biological life and your body. Especially for scar healing and for your skin. Silicon can mostly be found in sand, and of course, when it crystallises with oygen as silicon dioxide, forms Quartz crystals.
Every single Element on the periodic table has an atomic structure that can be represented by a combination of platonic solids.
As atoms combine to create molecules, more complex 3-Dimensional structures are created. Thus all matter is composed of these fundamental geometric shapes. When atoms or molecules combine to form a crystal lattice, this perfect geometry is clearly demonstrated in the geometry of the crystal.