04 Jan '12, 10pm

You'll never look at a pine cone the same way again! Fibonacci Numbers are Expressed in Nature #video

To gaze upon the masterful beauty of a pristine forest at dawn or the delicately intricate wings of a butterfly, one might surmise that Nature, at heart, is an artist. Though as most people already know, there exists in the natural world a detailed sense of numerical order that bears the mark of a true mathematician, yet often it seems you have to be one too to fully appreciate its complexity. Maybe you recall some sleepy high school algebra class discussion of the Fibonacci sequence, a handy mathematical formula used for making boring old golden spirals -- but perhaps you've never fully appreciated the significance of this sequence to life on Earth. In her latest informative video lesson , YouTube user Vihart outlines the seemingly confounding appearance of the Fibonacci sequence in nature in a way that's sure to have you finding patterns you never noticed before. Recentl...

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