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Scientists Uncover the Universal Geometry of Geology (Quanta): quantamagazine.org/geometry-re

This is all a bit mystic and breathless and woo, but what it really seems to boil down to is that if you subdivide space by randomly recursively splitting by planes (like a 3d Gilbert tessellation, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_) then the average number of sides per bottom-level polyhedron is six.

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