Adding an identical counterpart, in effect, equalizes an object on one side of a space with the other side. Whether the objects net out in color, size, shape or placement, they have the ability to visually evoke a sense of stability and familiarity.
What people really want in relationships is dignity, not domination. While it's not hard to understand why people who have suffered oppression might fantasize taking a turn at domination, to actually do so is to over-reach.
On March 23, 1882, a girl named Emmy Noether was born in Erlangen, Bavaria. The daughter of a mathematician, she would turn out to be a mathematical genius and make one of the most important contributions to physics in the twentieth century.
If you think of the human body as a collection of some ten thousand trillion trillion molecules, then there are infinitely more ways to combine them into non-symmetrical shapes than into symmetrical ones. Why is it, then, that bilateral symmetry is so common?
If a radio show taping doesn't sound intriguing, you've never listened to Radiolab. What surprised me most was how scripted and thought-out the hosts' material was, yet they still coming across on the air as spontaneous and natural.