“The Fibonacci Sequence turns out to be the key to understanding how nature designs . . . and is . . . a part of the same ubiquitous music of the spheres that builds harmony into atoms, molecules, crystals, shells, suns and galaxies and makes the Universe sing.”
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Math’s never been my strong suit. But there is one equation even I can comprehend, appreciate, and — when I’m fully present and aware — easily identify all around me.
Known as the Fibonacci Sequence, after Leonardo Fibonacci who introduced it to the West, it’s a series of numbers where each number is the total of the two preceding numbers:
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And when you add shape to those equations, they take on this design:
And it’s this spiral design that surrounds us in nature. You can find it in nautilus shells, flower petals, seed heads, pine cones, galaxy superclusters, hurricane rotations, etc.
Below are a couple more examples. Go out sometime and see if you can find the beauty of this ornate sequence around you.
Very cool 🙂 Definitely teaching this to my students!
Yesss! Love that, L!