Wednesday, 26 November 2008

DNA and Marigolds

From the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research here in Australia.

Two and two are four
Four and four are eight
Eight and eight are sixteen
Sixteen and sixteen are thirty-two
Inchworm, inchworm
Measuring the marigold
You and your arithmatic
You'll probably go far
Inchworm, inchworm
Measuring the marigold
Seems to me you'd stop and see
How beautiful they are
But you see... to me, the measurements are part of their beauty. There is so much more to a Marigold than a pretty flower. There are worlds of fractal dimensions in their DNA, as above , so below. There is even more Beauty within than is apparent to a superficial glance.

Marigold Mandala from Beliefnet

But while contemplating the numinous, just remember what flowers grow well in. There's a lot of it around.

An extremely deep dive into the mandelbrot zoom. If the final frame were the size of your screen, the full set would be larger than the known universe.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cool stuff! I studied that first one in biology and anatomy class.