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"The universe cannot be read until we have learnt the
language and become familiar with the characters in
which it is written. [IT] IS written in mathematical
language" - Galileo Galilei
The underlying magic of numbers is no longer hidden behind abstract
algebra and complex equations. Incredible Numbers makes clear some
of the most intriguing mathematical mysteries.
An enormous number of flowers have petals corresponding to
Fibonacci numbers, the 13 petalled Echnecea and 21 petalled daisy
are just two examples; and the sizes of the leaves of an Echeveria
prolifica seem to follow the Fibonacci sequence. The passionfruit
flower has three stigmas and five anthers and the spirals on the
base of a pinecone correspond to fibonacci numbers. The cut of
leaves often match the golden spiral, the angle of sunflower seeds
is closely related to the golden ratio and the aloe displays the
Fibonacci spiral. The galaxy Messier 51 has a spiral structure and
weather systems sometimes follow a logarithmic spiral, the golden
spiral being one example of same.
NATURE has given her own glorious tribute to the SUN in the
form of flowers. Gracefully stretching and unfolding in brilliant
hues, ever turning their delicate blossoms towards the greatest
source of light- flowers seek the SUN and flourish in its rays.
Perhaps NATURE's best paean to the SUN is the flower that so
closely resembles it - THE SUNFLOWER. The sunflower stands as
a monument to the vital connection between the SUN and EARTH,
rising majestically from the brown earth, towering over fields at
heights of six feet or more, thick-stemmed and brilliant gold.
Is it any wonder that we delight in a meadow of sunflowers, or a
radiant bouquet? Like sunflowers, we seek the SUN, delight in its
warmth, and welcome its LIGHT in OUR HEARTS.
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