Can you imagine a number so perfect and flawless that is the basis for all the living beings on Earth? A number so meaningful that is the root of all the marvelous creations of art and music? A number, so powerful that the whole Universe and the natural world is held into it?
Yes… There is a ‘Godly’ or ‘golden’ number and that number is 1,618034. Or also known as a Fibonacci number. Let’s explain its importance…
When we speak of individuality as a concept, we see it as a trademark of any musician, architect, designer, painter etc. Every one of us strives to be unique in this world in order to separate themselves from the rest of the world. We are naturally given our individuality – our fingerprints. There are 7.53 billion of people in the world right now and not two fingerprints are identical.
In 1202 AD, a man named Leonardo Pisano, also known as Fibonacci, found a sequence of numbers that formed a very distinct and interesting pattern that is today known as the Fibonacci sequence. The sequence starts with the numbers 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610… and continues infinitely.
The Fibonacci sequence is a string of numbers that begin with 0 and 1 which can be extended indefinitely by adding up any two consecutive numbers to find the next Fibonacci number in the sequence.
For example, when we add 0 and 1, we get 1, which is the third Fibonacci number. To find the fourth Fibonacci number, we must add 1 and 1, which is 2. And if we continue adding the last two digits together, we get the numbers 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144 … etc. – a pattern that can be extended all the way to the infinity.
A rectangle with a width and length of any two of the Fibonacci numbers forms what is known as the golden rectangle, a perfect rectangle.
If we were to take a golden rectangle and break it down into smaller rectangles based on this sequence and then divide each with an arc – the patterns will begin to take a shape… A shape that can be found in many patterns in nature.
This Fibonacci spiral, whose ratio is 1,618034, can be found in a sunflower where the display of its florets is in perfect spirals of 21, 34, and 55 – the Fibonacci’s sequence. This is also true of the number of petals in a flower, the shell of a snail, the pine cones in a pineapple, the arrangement of the individual seeds within seed heads, tree branches and their roots… They all follow this golden ratio.
Moreover, as currents move through the ocean and the tide rolls unto the shore, the waves that bring in the tide curve into a spiral that can be mathematically diagrammed onto a scheme at the points 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34 and 55 – the Fibonacci numbers.
This golden ratio has also fascinated the world’s most intelligent people for millennia, and we have all seen its influence in their finest works. For instance, Plato’s study of the golden or the perfect ratio was used in the design and the construction of the Parthenon. Egyptians displayed this knowledge in the planning and building of the pyramids. Notre Dame was also constructed by this mathematical law.
Artists from Leonardo Da Vinci to Salvador Dali have also incorporated the golden ration into their paintings. Furthermore, the golden ration is also detected in the music works of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin.
But, the most shocking example of this golden ratio can be found within ourselves. Namely, this ratio applies to our DNA as well! As our DNA consists of double helix spirals, the composition of a single DNA molecule appears to be made in harmony with this divine proportion of the golden ratio.
We can see this divine blueprint everywhere around us and as it appears in us as well, but the greatest and most significant example is directly above our heads – even the spirals of the galaxies above us are designed with this same pattern that the tiny shell of the snail is formed…
Therefore, is this sequence proof that everything in the Universe is designed by a single creator? A designer of it all who have left behind their fingerprint…