• John Hicks

An Order in Apparent Chaos.


Why do all these things follow or display the Logarithmic spiral in their growth, formation, or appearance?

The image to the lower left is a graph of numbers known as the Mandelbrot set.

"a particular set of complex numbers that has a highly convoluted fractal boundary when plotted."

They are numbers, they are not manmade but simply mapped out like what Washington did for Alexandria, Virginia, it was not invented but discovered like electricity.

So then why does it display the Logarithmic spiral in its certain parts?

Next in the upper left side of the image is a Spiral galaxy .

"a galaxy in which the stars and gas clouds are concentrated mainly in one or more spiral arms."

Again certainly not manmade but rather discovered.

Strangely enough this too displays the Logarithmic spiral in the arms of the galaxy.

There is no apparent reason for Spiral galaxy's to function in a manner that abides by the Logarithmic spiral. So then why does it?

Next up is the Nautilus shell (see link) in the lower right side of the image.

"The nautilus is a pelagic marine mollusc of the cephalopod family Nautilidae, the sole extant family of the superfamily Nautilaceae and of its smaller but near equal suborder, Nautilina."

A beautiful creature that grows displaying the Logarithmic spiral!

Why does the nautilus shell grow in a Logarithmic spiral?

Last but not least is the Romanesco broccoli.

"Romanesco broccoli, also known as Roman cauliflower, Broccolo Romanesco, Romanesque cauliflower or simply Romanesco, or more simply Broccoflower, is an edible flower bud of the species Brassica oleracea."

All these grow, form or display the Logarithmic spiral.

"A logarithmic spiral, equiangular spiral or growth spiral is a self-similar spiral curve which often appears in nature. The logarithmic spiral was first described by Descartes and later extensively investigated by Jacob Bernoulli, who called it Spira mirabilis, "the marvelous spiral"."

From plants on land, to mollusc's in the sea, from formations in space, to abstract numbers in mathematics.

They all are governed by unseen laws, follow an unseen order, and out of all this apparent chaos there seems to be a grand and beautiful design.

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Where there is a Painting, there must be a painter

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Where there is a building, there must be a builder.

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Where there is a design, there must be a DESIGNER.

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Logarithmic Spiral also known as The Golden Spiral has confounded scientists for years they try to make sense out of this strange coincidence but in the end God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise (1 Corinthians 1:27).

A conviction must be made when the accused has his fingerprints all over the scene.

And God has left a lot of fingerprints.

I understand that my sources of Google and Wikipedia are not all that fantastic or original but the point remains and the facts the same.

I implore you to dig deeper than Google and Wikipedia; it is a fantastic and beautiful subject, I love it and I hope you will to.

#Math #MindofGod #Abstract #creation #science #existence

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