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Doodling in Math: Spirals, Fibonacci, and Being a Plant

I love symbols, and I love spirals and how they are used in architectural symbolism. The following videos are not about architectural symbolism, but the principles that are presented are worthy of consideration on a whole myriad of levels.

Vi Hart, the woman presenting the videos talks a little fast which can be a little irritating but I love how she explores spirals so these are definitely worth the watch. All the information builds up to a very interesting theory as to why these numbers appear in nature and I think it’s spot on.

There are some really interesting implications behind what she presents here that apply to many different topics, but I’ll let you ponder those things for yourself ;)

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  • Richard J. Nobbe III

    This is amazing! God has given us mighty minds and hungry hearts to uncover the answers to so many things all around us. I think that part of the glory God wants to share with us is the joy of discovering amazing truths for ourselves. He wouldn’t want to deprive us of the elation of self-discovery.

    Some quotes I really liked from Vi Hart:

    “This pattern is not just useful, not just beautiful, it’s inevitable.”

    and,

    “You discover things that seem impossible to be true, and then get to figure out why it’s impossible for them not to be.”

    This is VERY deep stuff here, and I felt the Spirit teaching me on many levels. And I’m a hungry student who probably doesn’t know all that much, so I’m going to feast on this for a while.