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The Golden Ratio

Updated on January 26, 2014

Golden Rectangle


Nature's Mathematical Code

The Golden Ratio In Nature
The Golden Ratio In Nature | Source

Fibonacci and The Human Finger

each section divides into the larger to get the ratio of 1.618...
each section divides into the larger to get the ratio of 1.618...

All about The Golden Number

It's very interesting to me that all living things in this world seem to have been stamped with a signature by their original creator. The signature stamp comes in the form of a mathematical ratio that measures distances between vital points of an organism. An example of this would be the following:

The Fibonacci Code is 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 …

The way it works is like this: if you throw a rock into a pond the distance between each wave created will follow the code. The first two waves will be separated by 1cm, the second by twice that and the third by 5 or the sum of the first and second and so on until it stops. The same can be done with the human body and every other living thing on this planet and in the universe. The magic number seems to be 1.618. When you divide the smaller numbers into the bigger ones, the ratio comes out to 1.618.

The rectangle above starts with 1 square, then 1 more square, then a bigger square that equals the size of the first two squares and that's the 2, the next square equals the size of the first three and that's the 3 and so on. When finished, you angle lines diagonally through the corners of the squares to produce the same dimensions of the spirals created in nature. The final creation is actually a rectangle but when created in this manner, it's called a Golden Rectangle. Human beings seem to be naturally drawn to things that fall into these dimensions and it's a well known secret among designers and builders.

Formula for Beauty

Perfection and Imperfection

There are many organisms that do not measure perfectly within the ratio numbers and those things are considered to be less attractive or even ugly. The things and beings that fall within the code on this planet are considered to be the most beautiful of their kind. This is what makes the Mona Lisa a masterpiece and this is partly what the Da Vinci Code is really all about. The secret to the code is that you can apply it to anything in the world and it will attract others to it just by its pure perfection. It's also the closest that man can come to replicating something with a quality similar to that of God himself.

Most of us know that images in magazines are touched up and edited to get rid of any imperfections. However, most people don't know that a popular program is one that aligns facial features to the Golden Ratio. As humans, we recognize golden measurements as being beautiful and things outside of these measurements are less beautiful or even ugly.

Rotational Growth

Every rotation of the flower produces the next number of leave in the code 1,1,2,3,5,8...
Every rotation of the flower produces the next number of leave in the code 1,1,2,3,5,8... | Source

The Seal of God

Looking at the code of nature always makes me wonder about Atheists. How do they ignore all of the signs around us of some type of greater being. When you take a look at the Fibonacci Code, The Golden Mean or Golden Ratio, it starts to become obvious that there is an architect of this universe that we live in. He or She stamped it with a dimensional seal. The seal of our creator is everywhere. You can't get away from it even if you wanted to. Do you notice it? If your answer turns out to be yes then my question would be whether or not this alters your view of God and how we all came to be.

A great example of the code in nature is the tree and how it grows its leaves. The leaves don't just grown in random numbers. They follow the Fibonacci Code of 1,1,2,3,5,8,13 and so on. Pedals on flowers grow in the same manner. The hair spiraling out of your scalp is the same. A star exploding in the universe, waves in the ocean and measurements of a cloudy storm in the sky all follow this pattern. It's truly an amazing subject when you think about it and those of us who come to understand it have an advantage over those that don't. Be careful not to abuse it.

The Golden Mean in Artwork


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    • Scott P Williams profile image

      Scott P Williams 4 years ago from Miami, Florida

      Thanks for the kind words. I'm definitely going to research the bee info. One of the main reason I write on these topics is because somebody always comes along and helps me to learn more. Thanks!

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      JoyLevine 4 years ago from 3rd Rock from the Sun

      It's beautiful, in my opinion, the ultimate beauty, the order we see in the world through mathematical organization. Fibonacci encompasses so much, recurring patterns, fractals... it's like an underlying loom that weaves everything together. I never cease to be amazed at what I learn about fibonacci. And it seems there is no end to what there is to learn.

      There is a book by Ian Stewart entitled Nature's Numbers: The Unreal Reality Of Mathematics. (Although there are quite a few editions of this and he has changed the last part of the name of this book several times). I highly recommend it. It is just amazing to see that there is nothing truly random. From the curve of a snail shell and the way it grows to the patterns in the sand dunes driven by the winds in the Kalahari... everything has an order.

      Even some animals reproduce in Fibonacci patterns. The most outstanding to me is the bee. I could explain it here, but it takes too long. However, it is related to the ancestries of bees in that a female bee can produce a male bee asexually, but to produce a female bee she requires a fertilized egg (two parents). You can follow this link to see the explanation: (It's near the bottom of the page).

      All in all, fascinating. Thanks for this very interesting and informative hub. Voting up, useful and awesome.

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      hubber088 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Interesting hub. I've never heard of the Fibanacci code. I will look into it.