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    Why are plants so symmetric? is it a survival mechanic? it seems that maths naturally permeates throughout every plant as if they have an almost natural understanding of it.

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    (Original post by Shallowy)
    Why are plants so symmetric? is it a survival mechanic? it seems that maths naturally permeates throughout every plant as if they have an almost natural understanding of it.

    Would love to hear TSR opinions.
    Fibonacci sequence and golden ratio (phi), recurrs in many natural things, for example, sunflower seeds are found in Fibonacci-number spirals in the heads. There is also a mathematical proof which links Fibonacci to phi intrinsically.

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    (Original post by Mehru1214)
    Fibonacci sequence and golden ratio (phi), recurrs in many natural things, for example, sunflower seeds are found in Fibonacci-number spirals in the heads. There is also a mathematical proof which links Fibonacci to phi intrinsically.

    Yep i've heard of this before, it's so interesting to me that these patterns occur even on grander scales e.g. galaxy formations, its as if it it continues into infinity on ever larger scales
 
 
 
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