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15 Uncanny Examples of the Golden Ratio in Nature

The famous Fibonacci sequence has captivated mathematicians, artists, designers, and scientists for centuries. Also known as the Golden Ratio, its ubiquity and astounding functionality in nature suggests its importance as a fundamental characteristic of the Universe.

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What’s so sacred about geometry, anyway?

Geometry in nature // Fibonacci sequence// Golden Ratio // Phi point // The same ratio Vitruvius saw in the human body – 1 to PHI (1.618) – exists in every part of nature, from swimming fish to swirling planets. This divine ratio, or divine proportion, has been called the building block of all life.

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Fibonacci - Spiral Pattern in Pine Cone Pine cones are a classic example of the logarithmic or equiangular spiral in nature. This is from a Short-leaf pine. These spirals form from processes where there is turning at a constant angle but accelerating growth. This describes the growth of many structures in the plant kingdom. © Kevin Kopchynski

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Spirituality

Plant growth is governed by the Fibonacci sequence, which can be understood as a law of accumulation. The role of the Fibonacci…

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(Fibonacci) -this colorful succulent plant is a good example of Fibonacci (sequence of numbers in a series, also applied to flowers, ie: On many plants, the number of petals is a Fibonacci number: buttercups have 5 petals; lilies and iris have 3 petals; some delphiniums have 8, etc. ....

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