Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Groovy Tuesday! Fractals in nature

Although nature is wonderful to look at and experience on a superficial level, a deeper understanding of how it works can be gained through fractals. Fractals are repeating structures found in nature, from the huge to the quantum. Many people dismiss fractals as 'boring science and maths' because they don't really understand what science and maths is - rather than a belief system, science and maths are one way that human beings communicate meaning to each other in an ordered way to make sense of the world.

What could possibly convey the meaning of nature better than to examine the smallest parts of living organisms and find something so beautiful that we can organise words and symbols around to make sense of life?