# Can Solving Rubik’s Cube Help Us?

AUGUST 2019
by dal

That’s Emma in front.Emma is Josh’s daughter. In the back, that’s Josh on the left. Josh is Lory and Steve’s son. Lory is next to Josh. Then me, and Steve on the far right.

This is Steve and Lory Barnes’ family. I met up with them the other day in Fairhaven. You might remember Steve. I posted a link to his youtube video on Odds n Ends several months ago. In the video Steve explains the similarities between solving the poem and solving Rubik’s Cube. I thought it was worth its own page on the blog so here it is…

In the video below, Steve shows us how to go about solving the cube while telling us how he believes the poem can be solved. He can obviously do two things at once.

Forrest liked this video. Steve is a good presenter. Lory is a good searcher.

By the way, if you fly Horizon Air look for Steve…and bring your cube along…!!

-dal

## 18 thoughts on “Can Solving Rubik’s Cube Help Us?”

1. And that explains why I never could figure out the poem or Rubics Cube.
An excellent presentation.

2. I could never figure out a Rubics Cube either. I salute you sir. Now, on to the Chase – JDA

• I’m worse than that, I figured it out 30 years ago, (or what ever it’s been) then immediately forgot how to do it a week later… par for the course.

• I think I’ll try ff speak; It took me a full week, but i had successfully unremembered many details of solving the Rubik’s cube. 🙂

3. It took me about eight months to figure out the Rubics Cube. But once you figure it out it’s easy as pie.

4. Oh dear, why a rubrics cube. I can’t even figure that out much less the poem. Lol ha ha.
Did y’all ever just pull the stickers off.

• A suspect this was just a typo, but a rubric’s cube is an interesting mental image. A rubric is an instruction to the reader printed between the lines of a text (usually very old Christian church texts), often printed in red ink.

Although printed within the text rather than between the lines, there are two passages in TToTC that are pretty close to being rubrics. Pages 109 and 111.

I’m envisioning a Rubic’s Cube with each face done with pieces of the poem rather than solid colors. LOL 🙂

5. I’m in trouble if solving Fenn is like solving Rubics Cube. I could do it as a teenager but never as an adult.

6. Nice photo, Dal. Steve does a great job on the Rubic’s cube. Can solving the cube help us? I can see how the cube and poem relate, whereas, both have the beginning and end and the final solution within itself. Practice makes perfect.

7. I watched Steve’s presentation when it first came out earlier this year — one of my favorites in the Chase. Not an easy thing to do: solving the Cube, talking about something else at the same time, and timing it so that both activities end together.

8. I’m not convinced that solving Rubik’s cube will noticeably help anyone find the TC, but there
may be a tiny similarity: A “twist at the end” is supposedly involved. All in my opinion.

9. It’s all about problem solving.
Ain’t nobody gonna get it right the first time.
I wonder if they have a R cube for the blind?

• *Once again, imo, I’m correlating this subject of Rubik’s cube to the subject I’ve talked about before and that is Protein Folding. Protein folding happens naturally in nature but the proteins don’t always fold to the optimum structure to make the protein less binding. So take this Rubik’s cube and twist it so that all three platforms don’t line up. Now if this was a protein, these misalignments create Binding Sites (staggered edges, gaps or cavities are possible traps for absorption of other elements in the bloodstream).