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*x*happens, and then the pattern changes slightly as it moves on; flowers and trees grow in fractal patterns as they grow; and then there's Phi.

There is always some type of math people who don't like math know, and for the spiritual, that is phi. Phi is a ratio that is described as (1 + sqrt(5))/2, or an irregular number of 1.6180339887. . . and that ratio is often found in nature. If you were to encase a creature in box, more often than not that box would fit the proportions of phi. Our little friend the penguin there demonstrates that his markings fall along his phi ratio. Flowers grow their petals at an angle of phi. As a logarithmic spiral, it can be seen in sea shells, pine cones, and snails. So what does it mean?

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ReplyDeleteGreat post! I am intrigued to learn more about Phi :)

Naomi @ Cornet Crafts

The penguin image is fascinating. I didn't know animals as complex as birds followed the golden ratio.

ReplyDeleteThis was only a fraction of what I found while researching the topic. People follow the ratio, and there was a neat picture of a tiger's head as well.

ReplyDeleteI am new follower of yours because I am not a math person, but I relish learning new things. I always have questions and am in awe of the magic in nature.

ReplyDeleteThank you. I was drawn to your pae because I like Lewis Carol. He was an amazing writer as well as a mathematician.

DeleteAnother excellent write up of a difficult subject. But when there is Phi .. it is good read.

ReplyDeleteBanned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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