Math in Nature. That’s Some fibonacci S**t Right There!!!!!

A mathematician in the 1700’s Fibonacci figured out long ago that there were specific mathematical patterns in nature. You can see patterns everywhere in nature. But an exact specific math equation? Turns out he was partly right. Its known as the Fibonacci sequence or  Fibonacci numbers. Fibonacci’s golden ratio and of the Fibonacci sequence are interconnected. The Fibonacci sequence is a recursive sequence,  generated by adding the two previous numbers in the sequence.: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987…

spore sidpix
A spore from a fiddlehead
Anglerfish ovary
The ovaries of a anglerfish

As it turns out many patterns in nature can be modeled mathematically. Wind and weather patterns, crystal formation patterns, ocean waves and fractals are a few examples. This a collection of pictures I’ve collected that only demonstrate a small amount of the beauty in nature.

Aloe Vera cactus
cancer cell division
Cancer cells dividiing
Fibonacci sequence in nature
other plants do this as well
fibonacci spiral
A snail shell on the left and and human fingerprint on the right
Ocean waves
A picture taken of a galaxy from the Hubble telescope
hurricane spiral
Hurricane Irene wind patterns
nautilus shell
A nautilus Shell
roman cauliflower
A Roman Cauliflower
spiral sidpix
Marlborough Rock Daisy by Sid Mosdell.
A sunflower

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