Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Fibonacci Numbers in Biology

Fibonacci numbers are found in the sequence below:
1, 1, 2,  3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144...and so on.

how is this sequence made?
0+1=1
1+1=2
1+2=3
2+3=5
3+5=8
5+8=13
8+13+21
and you get the point.
Fibonacci Spiral

Fibonacci numbers are often seen in nature, in fact they're everywhere. Snails, pinecones, flowers, pineapples, plants, even down to the living cell. These numbers are seen in plants to optimize the use of sunlight. It's not like the plants have this number programmed in them or anything, it's just that over time through natural selection the plants that tend to survive are the plants that have the leaves that capture the most sunlight.

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If you look at yourself close enough you begin to see the fibonacci numbers in yourself. One nose, 2 eyes, 3 segments to each limb, and 5 fingers. Even our DNA molecules measure 34 angstroms and 21 angstroms wide (angstroms are a very small unit of measurement).

So what does this all mean. Do fibonacci numbers run the world around us or is it all just a coincidence? Sometimes it is a coincidence.  

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But many times we see these ratios and numbers in living things around us because that proved to be the most efficient way to evolve. 

To go more in depth about this concept visit this site.

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