What are some of the examples of Math in Nature? “The creator and his creation, the facts and magic, the rules, and the obligation. Our nature presents us with it’s secret, unknown and hidden for centuries, deciphering the codes, we stumble on the artist of the creation himself, with Fibonacci Sequence and the Golden Ratio”
The Golden ratio is a divine rule, a divine ratio that all of God’s creations follow. Its name implies that it is indeed divine as it has proved with its existence that it can be seen in all the beautiful creations on this vast planet.
So before diving into this theory, let me introduce the Fibonacci sequence.
Did you get what I did? You start with the number zero, then one, these two numbers are then fixed. Now for the magic…
And so on… Technically you are adding one number with it’s preceding number and you get the next number in the series. What is so special about this?
Look at the way that the tree grows. The sequence of the ratio is the same as that of the Fibonacci series. The branches of the trees, as well as the roots, follow this sequence. This is just the beginning of the magic.
This is nature’s numbering system and you can find it everywhere in nature: Be it the flowers, the petals, the leaves, the human body, everywhere. Everything in nature grows in the most constructive way possible and each of these creations has something “golden” in them.
The golden ratio is obtained when you divide a line into two unequal parts and calculate the ratio between the longest and the shortest length and then the total length to the longest length.
It is denoted with the Greek letter (phi) and the ratio is equal to 1.618.
Taking this as a primary beauty measure, all the things around you even if they are arranged in the most random way possible, have a mathematical order that emphasizes symmetry and beauty.
Most of the frames of paintings are of this measure so as to enhance the beauty of the picture. If these golden rectangles are arranged in a Fibonacci sequence, then you get the spirals, and here’s how.
The rectangles are arranged inside one another in such a manner that they form the spirals. These initial steps of the spirals are found in most of the life forms starting from the egg to the shells to the complex seeds of the sunflower.
It is evident in the way the leaves and petals are aligned. They follow a sequence and the golden ratio, which is 1.618, everywhere. The spiders show their artistic skills by following natures path. The petals and leaves follow the ratio unknowingly and are just perfect.
Math in Nature: Animals
Coming to animals, we have not left too far behind as the golden ratio reigns in all the living forms. Your face, a butterfly, your ear lobes, everything abides by this ratio.
The concept of symmetrical beauty is derived from the application of this ratio, the embryo to develops in the same sequence, and somewhere you realize this isn’t magic but a fact!
Math in Nature: Homo-Sapiens
Do you know that the ratio from your forearm to your hands is in the golden ratio? Your fingers with the bones follow the divine ratio as well.
Forget about the normal things, even your DNA which is a carrier of your genetic traits, your eye color, all of these follow the golden ratio.
Math in Nature: Water
The basic molecular structure abides by the golden ratio, so the tides, the hurricanes, and the cyclones go with the same pattern too.
Math in Nature: The Universe
Now moving onto the larger things, this creation is not confined to mother earth, it is even evident in the universe.
Having explored the mathematics of the creations, let us ponder on the probability that our creator was a witty mathematician and has held the universe with a crypt. There are secrets that are hidden, demanding our distance. Yet, there are certain clues that he has left, deciphering the creations, the existence has always been in our hands!
We have used this ratio extensively in the famous paintings of Mona-Lisa, the Last Supper, and all of Leonardo-Da-Vinci’s paintings. Monuments and even the Apple i-phones along with its logo follow the golden ration, ain’t the sales golden?