On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 11:33 PM, Kevin D. Lintz <kli773@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > I think that the Fibonacci sequence would not work for Zendo. Don't all > koans have to exist separately from everything else in time and space except > for the flat surface they sit on? You can't make a rule which says that a > koan has to have X number of pieces pointing at the koan to its left, for > example. > > Therefore, to say that this koan fits a number sequence which has been built > from previous koans' pip counts seems to violate one of the basic tenets of > Zendo. True, but I don't think that was suggested. I think what was suggested was a rule where the pip-counts within the koan were from the Fibonacci sequence. "AKHTBN Iff the pip counts of each color are successive numbers in the Fibonacci sequence" for instance. In that case, a koan consisting of a single pyramid would HTBN, two small pyramids of different color would HTBN (since 1 and 1 are successive numbers), Two mediums would not (as either it would be two colors of 2 pips each (which isn't successive Fib numbers) or one color with 4 pips total (which isn't a Fib number). A medium and either a small or a large would HTBN, regardless of colors. A medium and large of one color and a large of a second color would HTBN, etc. It could be a viciously hard rule, but I don't think it's illegal.