On Fibonacci in Nature

Nature has many patterns, and they come in a varuety of ways.
Patterns can be simple, inspired,microscopic, overt,sudden, gradual,
and who knows how many ways as seasons, tides, anatomical structures, life created, processes and behaviors.
Patterns are associated with plants, animals, and the microscopic world… but also with human fractals and galaxies…

A Frank Angle

Nature has many patterns, and they come in a variety of ways. Patterns can be simple, inspiring, microscopic, overt, sudden, gradual, and who knows how many ways as seasons, tides, anatomical structures, life created, processes, and behaviors. Patterns are associated with animals, plants, and the microscopic world.

For instance, the chambered nautilus is a biological relative to snails, squids, and octopi. Even though it is a simple organism, we stare with wonder at its shell and subsequent design. This mollusk also inspired Oliver Wendell Holmes to write the words below (taken from this poem named for its inspiration).

Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul,
As the swift seasons roll!
Leave thy low-vaulted past!
Let each new temple, nobler than the last,
Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast,
Till thou at length art free,
Leaving thine outgrown shell by life’s unresting sea!

The Fibonacci sequence…

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