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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2010 01:15 am
I've been reading up on this as well. Pretty amazing. Anyone into this?
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ughaibu
 
Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2010 01:49 am
@Reconstructo,
Five short radio broadcasts, which might interest you: BBC - Radio 4 - 5 Numbers - Index
 
HexHammer
 
Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2010 07:53 am
@Reconstructo,
Reconstructo;151707 wrote:
I've been reading up on this as well. Pretty amazing. Anyone into this?
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There's this spiral-thingy-something ..that people usually makes a synomnym to a nautilus shell, which doesn't fit, just proving our "want's-to-shoe-horn-fit-everything"
 
Reconstructo
 
Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2010 02:00 pm
@HexHammer,
HexHammer;151793 wrote:
There's this spiral-thingy-something ..that people usually makes a synomnym to a nautilus shell, which doesn't fit, just proving our "want's-to-shoe-horn-fit-everything"


yes, folks have tried to put it where it does not fit, and this is human nature. but it's PROVEN mathematical qualities are quite enough to make it interesting. Just look at it as a continued fraction.

Another thing, 1/phi = phi - 1, and phi is the only positive number this is true of. Phi is just one of those strange constants that are deeply a part of the structure of our quantified reality. The Fibonacci numbers tend toward phi in the distance between neighboring terms, and this Fib sequence is tied to Pascal's triangle, which is useful in all sorts of strange ways...especially probability. So it's not just smoke and mirrors. These numbers are potent.

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