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Natural Beauty

There is fascination within nature. Put another way, naturally occurring events yields some things that stimulate the human senses beyond its everyday, typical functions.  And to put it yet another way, human’s understanding of the laws of physics is as beautiful as it is enlightening.

Please take about 4 minutes today to visit Eterea Studios and watch their stunningly beautiful video Nature By Numbers. This is one of the best treatments of the Fibonacci Sequence I have ever seen. This should become the official opening video used by high school math teachers to introduce their students to the sequence and the mathematical principals contained within. Simply brilliant!

If you have more than 4 minutes, take a stroll around their site and gaze upon some of the other wonderful works of art.  You can tell these artists have a bold fondness of mathematics.

And if their pure artistic talents are not convincing enough, then this little note underneath the link to YouTube for the ‘Nature By Numbers’ video should be your final enticement to pay them a visit:

Go directly to this link on YouTube if you want to leave some comment. You can have too a good time there by reading all past posts about Life, Evolution, God, and, of course, 42 😉

3 comments to Natural Beauty

  • I’m a big fan of this video. It really caught me when I first saw it, and I’ve loved sharing it with others.

    It’s been SLIGHTLY marred for me, though, by the recent knowledge that the Nautilus shell is, in fact, NOT representative of the Fibonacci Sequence, contrary to everything we usually hear. Here’s one site that details how a person came to this finding: http://www.shallowsky.com/blog/science/fibonautilus.html

    According to the Golden Spiral Wikipedia entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_spiral) they do represent a logarithmic spiral, but not one related to the Fibonacci sequence.

    Having said that (and assuming my sources are correct, which is definitely an assumption), this video is still gorgeous and a great introduction to the beauty of math and nature.

  • Bear

    A wonderful video! I’m going to watch it with my kids. They’re 10 and 6, and I’ve been trying to get them to understand the beauty of math. Thanks for the link, Evan.

  • vanadamme

    That was stunning. I was seriously disappointed when it finished because I wanted to watch more. All of my maths classes will be watching that tomorrow.

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