Plato’s theory that the Earth is made up of cubes was confirmed by a new study. The research revealed that when objects are broken apart, they take the most cube shape.

According to the Greek philosopher Plato, who lived 2500 years ago, the world; It consisted of five different items: earth, air, fire, water and the universe. Each platonic shape had its own unique geometry. The shape that we can accept as the building block for the world was the cube.

Science has changed tremendously since Plato, and now we know that all matter is made up of atoms, and even atoms have their own sub-parts (proton, neutron, electron), and these parts can be collided and divided into smaller pieces.

According to Plato, 5 items that make up the Earth

Well, would it be wrong if we discovered the existence of atoms? Not exactly according to a new modeling. Because, according to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the average shape of the world is cube.

Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Technology and Economics of Budapest and the University of Debrecen decided to determine the average shape of the Earth with the model they created after a three-year theoretical study, and therefore reveal whether Plato was right.

The model is based on an extremely simple logic; Consider a three-dimensional surface. Then divide it in half. Continue to split each piece you have in two compartments. Although the results are variable, when looking at the average, the most common figure is a cube.

Of course, this modeling does not indicate that the building block of the Earth is a cube. The research reveals that the shape we most encounter or are likely to encounter is a cube.


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