In tribute & exposure to the geodesic guy… R. Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller,

Bucky gives his answer to

“Why is there Love?”

Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller is “A Leonardo DaVinci of our times”, A Chief Evolutionary Officer* (see below), Creator, Thinker, Humanitarian, Lover & Protector of Mother Earth, Architect, Engineer, Philosopher, Social Observationist, Inspirer of Change, Aspirant for Humanity, Unifier of Human Spirit and Thought, Author, Poet, Educator, Professor, Inventor, Founder of what we now call “sustainability”, and more.

When asked, “Why is there Love?”

Bucky’s answer Is:

“Love is there to serve mankind.
Love is the guiding principle of cosmological evolution.
Love is the bounding energy.
Love is the guiding geometric principle.
Love is mankind’s manifestation of nature’s omni-directional integration.
Love is Nature’s healing generator.
Love is Nature’s steel. It is the link of infinite tensile strength.

“Man’s creation of steel [occurred] through the
synergistic union ofindividual iron ore components
defined in three-dimensional space
by Nature’s cosmological divine principle
ordering to create a new stronger substance,
here-to-fore nonexistent on earth
and with greater tensile strength
than had previously been possible.
And thus allowing the evolution of modern society
through air travel, sky scrapers and the like,
was for humanity, a beginning of another chapter
of Nature’s love story of evolution –
creating greater and greater links of physical and
mental and spiritual connectivity to propel humanity
consciously on the same magic carpet ride
that the invention of tensile strength superior steel
has done for the modern age
Love is the steel of the new millennium.”
~ R. Buckminster Fuller

*CEO Chief Executive Evolutionary Officer, Leaders Mapping The Future.” August T. Jaccaci & Susan B. Gault, 1999. The directly above and below quotes came from this CEO book, respecitively (p28&29, p6&7).}

“Regardless of your leadership position or location, if you are beginning your learning and self-defining as an evolutionary, we call You a Chief Evolutionary Officer because:

“You are the chief of your own soul
and its worldly service in an ever-growing council of chiefs
caring for the evolution of life on earth.

“You are an
officer in your willingness to carry the responsibility of learning to lead us
into enduring partnership with the natural order of successful and fulfilling evolution.

“You are an evolutionary because
You make evolve an active verb.
You work to develop and bring forth a higher order of natural grace and well-being for all life.
By seeking to evolve yourself, You help to evolve with others
their visions, values, situations, and organizations
whenever quality of life is in question and
in a state of potential for the enhancement for healthy evolution.”

In case You are unfamiliar with Bucky Fuller, allow me to first present a small glimpse of this most Magnificent Being. I was fortunate to hear Bucky, then in his 80’s, speak twice, once each during my architectural studies and then again during my engineering studies.

“I’m not trying to counsel any of you to do anything really special except dare to think.
And to dare to go with the truth.
And to dare to really love completely.”

~ Richard Buckminster Fuller

“Never forget that you are one of a kind.
Never forget that if there weren’t any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth,
you wouldn’t be here in the first place.
And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life’s challenges and problems seem to be,
that one person can make a difference in the world.
In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about.
So be that one person. “         
~ Richard Buckminster Fuller

He is an “Architect of the Universe” seeking to find the interfacing and balance of Humanity, Mother Earth, and the Cosmos. What a soulful and inspirational Being he is! He passed to the “other side”in 1983 at the age of 88. For more of a glimpse, at the end of this tribute, please refer to the several of his quotes (via http://www.quotationspage.com & others) and over 30 books which include “Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth”, 1963. Three of my favorite quotes are are:

”You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something,
build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

“There is nothing in a caterpillar
that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”

I seem to be a verb,
an evolutionary process,
an integral function of the universe.

~ R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 – 1983)

{Insert Dome Images}

Bucky is the creator of the Geodesic dome structure which opens over a large space utilizing very little material in metal tubes outer covering in exemplifying his Living Philosophy of “Less is More”.

{Insert Dymaxion Map & Globe Images}

His Dymaxion Map of the World has very little if any distortion of the north and south land and water masses to which normal 2 dimensional mapping makes Canada, Russia and Antarica look so humongous. This Dymaxion Map folds into the Dymaxion Globe keeping all land and water masses in truer perspective. I made it easy to see that WE ARE ONE large Earth island See image. This truth concept was developed into a Dymaxion Game of the World, which among other things/ concepts, tracked daily helpful use of resources.

With this truer layout of Mother Earth, he spoke to us (in the late 60s & early 70s) and showed us the global layout of a free solar energy collection and distribution system which collected the rays on the sunny side and sent them to the areas of needed electrical power. Bucky stated that it was unfortunate that this could not be built in our day and age as to the egoic energies of countries, world leaders, industrialists, and greed mongers who controlled the planet’s political and social systems.

Bucky is revolutionary for his time publicly making and “living” statements such as these:

“We should 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.”
~ Richard Buckminster Fuller

“I figure…

”…that the people are now more deeply conscious
than ever before in history of the existence and
functioning principles of universal, inexorable physical laws;
of the pervading, quietly counseling truth
within each and every one of us;
of the power of love;
and–each man by himself–of his own developing,
dynamic relationship with his own conception
of the Almightiness of the All-Knowing.

”…that our contemporaries just don’t wear
their faith on their sleeves anymore.

”…that people have removed faith from their sleeves
because they found out for themselves
that faith is much too important for careless display.
Now they are willing to wait out the days and years for
the truthful events,encouraged individually from within;
and the more frequently the dramatic phrases advertising
love, patriotism, fervent belief, morals, and good fellowship
are plagiarized, appropriated and exhibited in the show windows of the world
by the propaganda whips for indirect and ulterior motives,
no matter how meager the compromise–
the more do people withdraw within themselves
and shun taking issue with the nauseating perversions,
though eternally exhibiting quiet indifference, nonchalance
or even cultivating seemingly ignorant acceptance.”
~ Richard Buckminster Fuller

R Buckminster Fuller: History of Man Trailer ~ editing/graphics by EnochWho 3m33s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG1KqK3AhCQ

Buckminster Fuller – Whitney Museum Of American Art 6m22s In this profile, learn more about his work, much of which is currently on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Among other concepts, he is famous for his emphasis on using the least amount of materials for the greatest yield.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1Rq0fpdjS0

Buckminster Fuller – Democracy Now! 1/2 12m4s
…forward if you do not like music for first 2m25s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzNLlvjtjYk

Buckminster Fuller – Democracy Now! 2/2 5m2s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoQzWh6zjZo

Buckminster Fuller – Interviewed On ‘Quest Four’ – 1/3 10m10s Interviewed 1981-ish.
See Dymaxion Map and hear Bucky speak about it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EySFh7y-w8

Buckminster Fuller – Interviewed On ‘Quest Four’ – 2/3 9m42s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq0JD-ODH3Q

Buckminster Fuller – Interviewed On ‘Quest Four’ – 3/3 5m34s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FB7Cq0qS8j0

Buckminster Fuller – Everything I Know – 1/159 14m31s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ0lHUC_3JM

During the last two weeks of January 1975 Buckminster Fuller gave an extraordinary series of lectures concerning his entire life’s work. These thinking out loud lectures span 42 hours and examine in depth all of Fuller’s major inventions and discoveries from the 1927 Dymaxion house, car and bathroom, through the Wichita House, geodesic domes, and tensegrity structures, as well as the contents of Synergetics. Autobiographical in parts, Fuller recounts his own personal history in the context of the history of science and industrialization. The stories behind his Dymaxion car, geodesic domes, World Game and integration of science and humanism are lucidly communicated with continuous reference to his synergetic geometry. Permeating the entire series is his unique comprehensive design approach to solving the problems of the world. Some of the topics Fuller covered in this wide ranging discourse include: architecture, design, philosophy, education, mathematics, geometry, cartography, economics, history, structure, industry, housing and engineering. Note: These videos are taken from http://conversationswithbucky.pbworks

Bucky Quotes:

Dare to be naive. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

Children are born true scientists. They spontaneously experiment and experience and reexperience again. They select, combine, and test, seeking to find order in their experiences – “which is the mostest? which is the leastest?” They smell, taste, bite, and touch-test for hardness, softness, springiness, roughness, smoothness, coldness, warmness: they heft, shake, punch, squeeze, push, crush, rub, and try to pull things apart. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

I am the only guinea pig I have.

~ R. Buckminster Fuller (1895 – 1983)

Everything you’ve learned in school as “obvious” becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no solids in the universe. There’s not even a suggestion of a solid. There are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight lines.

~ R. Buckminster Fuller

God is a verb. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.

~ R. Buckminster Fuller

Either war is obsolete or men are. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller, New Yorker, Jan. 8, 1966

Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.

~ R. Buckminster Fuller, Interview, April 30, 1978

Now there is one outstandingly important fact regarding
Spaceship Earth, and that is, that no instruction book came with it.
~ R. Buckminster Fuller, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, 1963

Of course, our failures are 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.
~ R. Buckminster Fuller, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, 1963

Sometimes I think we’re alone. Sometimes I think we’re not. In either case, the thought is staggering.
~ R. Buckminster Fuller

I live on Earth at 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, an evolutionary process an integral function of the universe.
~ Richard Buckminster Fuller

Humans beings always do the most intelligent thing & after they’ve tried every stupid alternative and none of them have worked. ~ Richard Buckminster Fuller

Everyone is born a genius,
but the process of living de-geniuses them.
~ Richard Buckminster Fuller

Never forget that you are one of a kind.
Never forget that if there weren’t any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn’t be here in the first place.
And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life’s challenges and problems seem to be,
that one person can make a difference in the world.
In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about.
So be that one person.

~ Richard Buckminster Fuller

I’m not a genius. I’m just a tremendous bundle of experience.
~ Richard Buckminster Fuller

I am enthusiastic over humanity’s extraordinary and sometimes very timely ingenuity.
If you are in a shipwreck and all the boats are gone,
a piano top buoyant enough to keep you afloat
that comes along makes a fortuitous life preserver.
But this is not to say that the best way to design a life preserver is in the form of a piano top.
I think that we are clinging to a great many piano tops
in accepting yesterday’s fortuitous contrivings
as constituting the only means for solving a given problem.
~ Richard Buckminster Fuller

I am convinced that creativity
is a priority to the integrity of the universe,
and that life is regenerative,
and conformity meaningless.
~ Richard Buckminster Fuller

Geniuses are just people who had good mothers.
~ Richard Buckminster Fuller

If humanity does not opt for integrity
we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
~ Richard Buckminster Fuller

If you want to teach people a new way of thinking,
don’t bother trying to teach them.
Instead, give them a tool,
the use of which will lead to new ways of thinking.
~ Richard Buckminster Fuller

When I was born, humanity was 95 per cent illiterate.
Since I’ve been born, the population has doubled
and that total population is now 65 per cent literate.
That’s a gain of 130-fold of the literacy.
When humanity is primarily illiterate,
it needs leaders to understand and
get the information and deal with it.
When we are at the point where
the majority of humans them-selves are literate,
able to get the information,
we’re in an entirely new relationship to Universe.
We are at the point where
the integrity of the individual counts
and not what the political leadership
or the religious leadership says to do.
~Richard Buckminster Fuller,
Only Integrity Is Going to Count: Integrity Day,
Los Angeles February 26, 1983

I just invent.
Then I wait until man comes around
to needing what I’ve invented.
~ Richard Buckminster Fuller

Dear reader,
traditional human power structures and
their reign of darkness are about to be rendered obsolete.
It is essential that anyone reading this book
know at the outset that the author is apolitical.
I was convinced in 1927 that
humanity’s most fundamental survival problems
could never be solved by politics.
~ Richard Buckminster Fuller, Grunch of Giants

I am a passenger on the spaceship Earth.
~ Richard Buckminster Fuller

Books by Buckminster Fuller

~ Note:
Most given dates are of subsequent printings and not original publication dates.

Buckminster Fuller to Children of Earth by R. Buckminster Fuller and Cam Smith (Jan 1, 1972)

Fuller’s Earth: A Day With Bucky and the Kids by Richard Brenneman and R. Buckminster Fuller
(Mar 1984)

Tetrascroll: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, A Cosmic Fairy Tale by R. Buckminster Fuller (Jun 1982)

Buckminster Fuller Reader by R.Buckminster Fuller and James Meller (1970)

Intuition by R. Buckminster Fuller (1972)

Ideas and Integrities: A Spontaneous Autobiographical Disclosure by R. Buckminster Fuller and
Jaime Snyder (Oct 29, 2009)

Only Integrity Is Going to Count: Integrity Day, Los Angeles February 26, 1983 by R.
Buckminster Fuller (Mar 1, 2004) Audio CD

Inventions: The Patented Works of R. Buckminster Fuller by R. Buckminster Fuller (Mar 1983)

Fuller Projection Dymaxion Air-ocean World by R. Buckminster Fuller (1992)

The Dymaxion World of Buckminster Fuller by R. Buckminster Fuller and Robert W. Marks (Dec
1973)

Buckminster Fuller (Design Heroes Series) by Martin Pawley and R. Buckminster Fuller (Jun 1990)

Study of a Prototype Floating Community, A by Triton Foundation and R. Buckminster Fuller (July
1, 2005)

Buckminster Fuller: At Home in the Universe (A Delta Book) by R. Buckminster & Alden
Fuller and Over 20 b/w Illustrations (chiefly photographs); b/w Decorative title Page (1976)

Utopia or Oblivion: The Prospects for Humanity by R. Buckminster Fuller (Jun 1969)

Earth, Inc. by R.Buckminster Fuller (Dec 1973)

Untitled Epic Poem on the History of Industrialization by R. Buckminster Fuller (Mar 15, 1970)

Grunch of Giants by Buckminster Fuller (Mar 2004)

No More Secondhand God: And Other Writings by R Buckminster Fuller (Apr 1, 1967)

Our Spaceship Earth Satellite Map by Jim Knighton, R. Buckminster Fuller and Shoji Sadao (1995)

Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth 1st (first) Edition by Fuller, R. Buckminster published by
Lars M®πller Publishers…

Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth Reprint of 1969 Edit edition by Fuller, R. Buckminster

Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth by R. Buckminster Fuller and Jaime Snyder (Jul 15, 2008)

And It Came to Pass–Not to Stay by R. Buckminster Fuller (1976)

I Seem to Be a Verb: Environment and Man’s Future by R. Buckminster Fuller (1970)

Buckminster Fuller R.: Now and Tomorrow by R. Buckminster Fuller (Aug 2001)

Buckminster Fuller: Anthology for the New Millennium by Thomas T. K. Zung and Buckminster
Fuller (Jan 20, 2001)

Critical Path by Kiyoshi Kuromiya and R. Buckminster Fuller (Feb 15, 1982)

Critical Path by Fuller, R.Buckminster 2nd Revised edition (2002) (0100)

Cosmography: A Posthumous Scenario for the Future of Humanity by R. Buckminster Fuller and
Kiyoshi Kuromiya (Feb 1992)

Nine Chains to the Moon by Professor R. Buckminster Fuller (Mar 1, 1963)

Humans in Universe by Richard Buckminster Fuller (Nov 1983)

R. Buckminster Fuller on education by R. Buckminster Fuller (1979)

Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking by R. Buckminster Fuller, Arthur L. Loeb
and E. J. Applewhite (Apr 1982)

Education Automation: Comprehensive Learning for Emergent Humanity by R. Buckminster
Fuller and Jaime Snyder (Oct 29, 2009)

Education Automation: Freeing the scholar to return to his studies by R. Buckminster Fuller and
Charles D. Tenny (Oct 1964)

Dread & Superficiality: Woody Allen as Comic Strip by Stuart Hample, Woody Allen and R.
Buckminster Fuller (Nov 1, 2009)

Non-being and somethingness: Selections from the comic strip INSIDE WOODY ALLEN by
Woody Allen, Stuart Hample and R. Buckminster Fuller (1978)

Uncommon Sense: The Life and Thought of Ludwig von Bertalanffy (1901-1972), Fatherof General Systems Theory by Mark Davidson, Kenneth E. Boulding and R. Buckminster Fuller (Apr 5, 1983)

Charles Fort: Prophet of the Unexplained by Damon Knight and R. Buckminster Fuller (Apr 1, 1970)

Isamu Noguchi: a Sculptor’s World. by R. Buckminster FULLER (1968)

Design for the Real World. Human Ecology and Social Change. by Victor Papaneck, With an
Introduction By R. Buckminster Fuller (1973)

Expanded Cinema / by Gene Youngblood ; Introduction by R. Buckminster Fuller (Jan 1, 1970)

Live LOVE …and Prosper!!!

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