Nature by numbers

The beauty of the "Golden ratio"

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+19 1. owner commented 12 years ago

i tried to understand...

but i failed...

just enjoying the video... 8-)
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+94 2. Sjattuh commented 12 years ago

Nature is very mathematical. You can find mathematical logic in many many things in nature. Just look at how bee hives work. And we are just starting to understand the complexity of natures math.

This vid plays on that a little. It starts with the Fibonacci numbers (0 1 1 2 3 5 etc its just you adding up the 2 previous numbers to make the next). Based on this sequences you can draw a curve, it looks like the snails house is equal to this curve, which I doubt.

Creator then looks long enough at the just, perfectly, created snail house to find a angle of 137,5 degrees. It looks like the seeds in a sun flower are angled excactly in that ratio to one and another.

From that alignment you can then draw 90 degree lines to created a hive like surface that matches the structure found in the wings of whatever insect that was in the end.

Personally I think it's free association art, entertaining sure, accurate I doubt. Nature, eventho very mathematical, isn't this perfect. It has uniqueness, flaws, anomalies and so on. And if you search long enough you will always find these kind of equasions as you are bound to eventually stumble on the mathematical perfect snail house. Nice vid tho.

Makes you wonder, doesnt it? :)
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+23 3. paan commented 12 years ago

It's amazing how the numbers, math, calculus, geometry and basically everything has to do with our planet and our universe, nice video oh and by the way i enjoyed the music as well. :D
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+13 4. khebhekh commented 12 years ago

#2 i think it was in Foucault's Pendulum which they said that humans will see mathematical correlations wherever they want but i don't remember the exact example they gave i think it was about the room they were in....
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+15 5. YoArgentino commented 12 years ago

Impressive. It leaves you thinking... And that's good.
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-8 6. owner commented 12 years ago

#2 Mastaah.....
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+16 7. pizdalizac commented 12 years ago

Did u kno that PIE is derived from 3.14, just read 3.14 backwards in alphabetical letters:

4 = P
1 = I
3 = E

Its not that relevant to the vid, but yea :)
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+27 8. LB187 commented 12 years ago

Excellent Video... Now this is what I consider Snotr worthy material

Well done Mods and Admins... Please continue to provide quality like this :D
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+9 9. xmadxxx commented 12 years ago

OMG my brain will explod :O
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+7 10. dragonon commented 12 years ago

When I feel this is all made for us to see , behold.. breath this beauty... but not to fall into the lusts of this world, and forget the MORALS...!
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-4 11. dragonon commented 12 years ago

When I feel this is all made for us to see , behold.. breath this beauty... but not to fall into the lusts of this world, and forget the MORALS...!
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+9 12. trancetunes (moderator) commented 12 years ago

Interesting.. This song is based on the golden ratio!

If you listen carefully, the background music sounds very similar to this song.
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+6 13. PortugaL26 commented 12 years ago

Amazing stuff. and i loved the Dragonfly 2:55 ;)
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+7 14. LB187 commented 12 years ago

#(removed comment) 1st it depends if you were the actual submitter.
2nd, when you submitted, you have to make sure the check box for "submit as anonymous" is not checked if you want your user name next to the video...
I have made the same mistake about 10 time myself...
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+9 15. msavio008 commented 12 years ago

okay, who ate the brown acid
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+4 16. prankphonecall commented 12 years ago

Spectacular... Well done to Chrisobal and thanks to the uploader.

Nature truely is beautiful :D
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+5 17. CrackrJak commented 12 years ago

Don't forget fractals. Nature seems to follow fractal equations as well at various depths. Fractal sets couldn't even be properly calculated until the computer age, Before then the Mandelbrot and Julian sets were just fuzzy indefinite shapes.
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+5 18. Chrisofskjern commented 12 years ago

Beautifully animated! I had no interest in the numbers though.
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+6 19. Srchak commented 12 years ago

Great video and music and #2 you sure sound smart but here some information- That was Nautilus shell not snail (big difference!), and it's very popular in math world cause this video is correct about curve of its shell. And that was dragonfly in the end, very common insect even in your Netherlands.
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+6 20. Gochella commented 12 years ago

Great post, this is why i like Snotr
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+4 21. mvanveen81 commented 12 years ago

#2, Dragonfly ;)
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+3 22. downes commented 12 years ago

this video is mind blowing, never thought of nature like that
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+5 23. Realdak1 commented 12 years ago

Bravo for Cristobal!
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+7 24. pana_mio commented 12 years ago

blind evolution or intelligent design?
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+7 25. 13PhiL37 commented 12 years ago

in school or on snotr, I failed in math at both :P
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+5 26. Meowman commented 12 years ago

Very interesting video :D
made me think about all the angels of the things around me :)
but then again I'm a massive geek :P
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-3 27. lasseh commented 12 years ago

#24: pana_mio: are you a JW? your question reminds me of some articles in our famous magazine :)
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+4 28. Sjattuh commented 12 years ago

#19, well there you go - what do I know. :)

The dragonfly yes, I didn't reconise it at first.
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+4 29. felixts commented 12 years ago

amazing, beautiful
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+2 30. hoppsan commented 12 years ago

#24 This video showcases how things are made up through a very simple mathematical logic, which is something that is in no need of any so called "intelligent design".
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+5 31. jaappaap commented 12 years ago

I love this subject: math & mystery 8-)
Check these videos for more info on the Golden Ratio: and
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+7 32. Tr3mm0r commented 12 years ago

Go on and watch "Pi" movie by Darren Aronofsky :)
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0 33. joeman commented 12 years ago

#(removed comment) Did you know that it's kind of, and doesn't it...
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+4 34. Endeavour commented 12 years ago

Really nice video,
this video is a nice video related to "pi" from Darren aronofsky.
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+3 35. cyberdevil commented 10 years ago

I didn't understand much, but great video regardless. Inspiring music and a more than symbolic animation, good stuff.
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+3 36. Premtm commented 10 years ago

I am weak in mathematics, hence I seldom understood this video...sorry.... :(
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+2 37. loadrunner commented 10 years ago

Did you know our numbers are based on nature?
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0 38. joeman commented 8 years ago

The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God."
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0 39. RandurSource commented 7 years ago

And it's still being rediscovered: