Last week, in my Beauty in Nature and Science Points to God post, I shared a little about the mind-blowing Fibonacci mathematical equation seen throughout the universe. It’s so cool I had to share more about it.
Hold on to your brains.
If you really want to attempt to understand the equation, here’s a great source: http://www.maths.surrey.ac.uk/hosted-sites/R.Knott/Fibonacci/fibnat.html
Scroll down to the part about Fibonacci Rectangles and Shell Spirals:
And click here to see how the Fibonacci series plays out.
Now that you understand (maybe?) a bit better, here are some pictorial examples of where we see the Fibonacci series in real life:
Fibonacci Sequence Illustrated by Nature
“The ancestral tree of a male honeybee follows Fibonacci’s sequence. Female honeybees (either workers or queens) hatch from an egg that has been fertilized by a male honeybee, but male honeybees are produced by the queen’s unfertilised eggs, so they have a mother but no father. As the above picture clearly shows, the sequence that gives us the number of honeybees in each generation of the ancestral tree of a male bee is 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13…”
Spiral Galaxies (Not a perfect spiral anymore since galaxies like this have had previous collisions with other galaxies, warping their perfect spiral.
Look at yourself!
If I were a detective looking for clues as to ‘who done it”, I’d say the Who left a fairly large and obvious signature!
Watch this video again for more visual examples.
Ok, perhaps I’d better stop thinking about Fibonacci for a while or I might turn into these guys: