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CosmicContinuum Twitter https://twitter.com/cosmicarchives Gods Fingerprint→ The Fibonacci Sequence – Golden Ratio and The Fractal Nature of Reality “Fibonacci numbers are of interest to biologists and physicists because they are frequently observed in various natural objects and phenomena. The branching patterns in trees and leaves, for example, and the distribution of seeds in a raspberry are based on Fibonacci numbers. A Sanskrit grammarian, Pingala, is credited with the first mention of the sequence of numbers, sometime between the fifth century B.C. and the second or third century A.D. Since Fibonacci introduced the series to Western civilization, it has had a high profile from time to time.
The Fibonacci sequence, as you know, reflects patterns of growth spirals found in nature. That doesn’t make it important as such it just makes it a natural phenomenon, like seeing ripples in a pond or noticing the five-fold pattern of digits at the ends of each of our limbs. There is an underlying geometry in the evolution of living things. And that is important. Why? Because most people are unaware of this. Even Darwin never mentioned it in his theory of natural selection. Once the underlying geometry of evolution becomes common knowledge it will cease to be that important. Or rather it will be as important as you want it to be depending on what your interests are.
The Fibonacci sequence is much more than just a number sequence, just as my hands are much more than the fingers at the end of my arms.
At the moment I am researching the Fibonacci spiral’s connection with obsessive behaviour. I don’t expect a mathematician to comment on this because it’s not their area. The Fibonacci pattern is also found in the musical scale. Again this does not make it important. It’s simply something that exists as a number pattern that may or may not have deeper significance. At this stage, the Fibonacci sequence and spiral seems to be a natural feature in many areas of life. It’s up to researchers to discover how and where it can be applied.
A simple astronomical fact is that the mean tropical year of 365.242 days divided by the Fibonacci ratio 13/8 equals 224.7 days – the orbit of Venus. What beautiful precision! Astronomers never mention this, but astrologers love this fact because Venus rules aesthetics and beauty – the popular attributes of the golden ratio.