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Nature’s Math: It Is Precise Beyond Human Imagination

What do movie special effects, the stock market, heart attacks and the rings of Saturn have in common? They all consist of fractals, irregular repeating shapes found in cloud formations, tree limbs, stalks of broccoli and mountain ranges and even in the human heart. Discovered by a mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot, they are the architecture used in nature. Some have called the Mandelbrot set, thumb-print of God. It is one of the most beautiful and remarkable discoveries in the entire history of mathematics, yet not everyone knows about it. It is an amazing revelation that where traditional Euclidean geometry that consists of lines, circles, triangles, etc. cannot explain the seemingly irregular nature of universe, Fractal geometry perfectly explains it. Can you imagine why such a crucial branch of mathematics is not being taught in the schools? Why we are forced to only learn about the traditional Euclidean geometry and its applications?

 

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2014 in Education, Philosophy, Science

 

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