The Law of Uniformity

Law of Uniformity

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The Law of Uniformity is the principle which enables us to judge the uniformity of one part of the body with that of another part.

In the perfect state there is a sameness or likeness between two hands, two eyes, two ears, and as a general rule, the relative size and form of one part does correspond with the relative size and form of another part, and where this rule is departed from, dual conditions will be present. This law is sometimes described as the law of correspon­dence, homogene and symmetry. Correspondence implies agreeing with; suitable. The doctrine of correspondence is the theory of Swedenborg, that there is a spiritual antitype corresponding to every natural object. Homogeneous things are of the same kind or nature, having the constituent elements all similar. Symmetrical items have symmetry, or due proportion in its parts.

It will therefore be allowed that the term uniformity, if not better than other terms, is equal for our purpose, and may be adhered to throughout our studies as a general principle.The uniform or symmetrical arrangements of parts in the star fish, the flowers of plants, the bilateral symmetry of two similar halves exemplified in all the higher types of animals and especially in man, prompts us to apply this form to the human form divine, as the ideal to be looked for or aimed at. According to this law we observe that plump bodies, plump limbs, round heads, round faces, should go together, and that tall bodies, long limbs, high heads, long faces should also go together.

If the various parts of the body are out of harmony with each other in relative size, quality, form, and colour, it will at once be positive evidence of some diverse condition or develop­ment, and in practice we find perfect uniformity in detail is seldom seen, for the size of the head may not be in uniformity with the size of the trunk ; one feature may be somewhat out of harmony with the other features ; one hand may be very different from the other hand, which would reveal some extra­ordinary characteristic, development, or condition of health, and when we see such departures from the law, we of course, look for the cause, as our diagnosis will be determined thereby.

By Florance Saul
Mar 27, 2013