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I believe the Fibonacci Sequence is ubiquitous in nature due to natural selection of growth pattern efficiency.

The Fibonacci Sequence has very practical survival utility; It affords maximum use of space for collection of sunlight and petal and seed placement.

a) it forms a perfectly balanced structure in vertical growth. Almost all vertical growing organisms utilize the FS . Branch growth in trees follow almost always the FS.


b) it is the most efficient distribution format in plant petal growth and seed distribution. Daisies almost always have FS sequential petal growth. Pine cone seeds are arranged in FS.  Sunflowers seed are arranged in FS sequences.


The Fibonacci sequence can be seen in two different places in flowers. The most visible place is the petals of a flower. Several flowers have petals that are numbers of the fibonacci sequence. Lilies have 3 petals, buttercups have 5 petals, and daisies have 34 petals, for example. Scientists have theorized that petals that fit the Fibonacci sequence absorb more sunlight, among other uses.


Fibonacci sequence as seen in pine cones


Sunflower seeds


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I also believe the Fibonacci Sequence offers the perfect self-referential mathematical information processing function, a form of quasi intelligent mathematical information processing. Consciousness is not required for functionality. These are fundamental and simple mathematical guiding equations for most growth functions, similar to a pure exponential growth function. i.e. 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, .....etc.

There are several similar regular patterns like the Fibonacci Sequence, such as  2, 2, 4, 6, 10, 16, 26 ........etc.....and 1, 3, 4, 7, 11, 18.......etc.  

I am confident these regular self-referential patterns evolve over time via natural selection, dependent on the mathematical growth pattern allowed by environmental conditions. They are part of the tendency for symmetry in nature.



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On 3/8/2011 at 3:01 PM, Don Blazys said:

Quoting onionsoflove:

Physicists are indeed discovering relationships between patterns

found in number theory and patterns found at the quantum level. Here:


http://www.physorg.com/news182095224.htmldrift boss


is but one example (which happens to involve the Fibonacci Sequence and

the Golden Ratio of which you speak.) What really impresses me here is

how clever some of these physicists are about inventing, developing and

manufacturing the gadgets required to make these incredible measurements.



In theoretical physics calculations involving the speed of light, c, if you're stuck with miles per hour, multiply by the golden ratio. Amazing link.

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