What do daisies and brussels sprouts have in common?

I am totally not a math person. (I’m a lawyer. I don’t need to know math things, right? Right?!? No. *sigh*) But this video is fascinating, even to me. Vi Hart of Doodling in Math Class takes it upon herself to explain the Fibonacci series in nature with markers and drawings. Which is, in my opinion, the way math should always be taught. Of course, what’s so awesome about this is, what seems at first glance to be divine is in fact the inevitable consequence of the natural world.

This pattern is not just useful, not just beautiful, but inevitable. This is why science and mathematics are so much fun. You discover things that seem impossible to be true and then get to figure out why it’s impossible for them to not be.


via Neatorama

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1 Comment

  1. January 29, 2012 at 11:25 am —

    I lovelovelove Vi Hart and I think these are my favourites of everything she has ever done.

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