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15 Uncanny Examples of the Golden Ratio in Nature

Logarithmic spiral--my snail tattoo "the size of the spiral increases but its shape is unaltered with each successive curve, a property known as self-similarity"

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theartfulgene: “ Nautilus is one of the best examples of the logarithmic spirals found in nature. Famous mathematician Jacob Bernoulli said that logarithmic spirals are a symbol of “fortitude and...

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Types of Spirals.Logarithmic Spiral - self-similar spiral curve which often appears in Nature. Spira Mirabilis, Latin for “miraculous spiral”, is another name for the Logarithmic Spiral. The size of the spiral increases but its shape is unaltered with each successive curve, a property known as Self-Similarity. Possibly as a result of this unique property, the Spira Mirabilis has evolved in Nature, appearing in certain growing forms such as nautilus shells and sunflower heads. Fer...

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Logarithmic spiral: "A logarithmic spiral, equiangular spiral or growth spiral is a special kind of spiral curve which often appears in nature." // Seen in: nautilus shell, Romanesco broccoli, weather patterns, space (spiral galaxies)

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