Re: NANFA-- Off topic: mathematical theory of biology

Brian Haas (
Tue, 17 Dec 2002 22:46:50 -0600

All I can add is that patterns in nature such as those seen in the nautilus
shell frequently follow the form of the number "e" and natural logarithms.
("e" is a non-repeating decimal, as is the more familiar "pi".)

Travis Haas
Hazel Green, WI

At 11:10 PM 12/17/02 -0500, Terri wrote:
>I can't recall the name of the theory, but will try to discribe it.
>Perhaps someone else will recognize it & put a name to it.
>Take the following numbers: 1 2 3 5 8 13 21...
>1+2=3 2+3=5 3+5=8 & so on, such that each number is the sum of the
>previous 2 numbers.
>How this relates biologically? It is nature's magical building #. For
>example, if you slice open a nautilus shell so as to show each of its
>inner sections, the formula for each section's size, from smallest to
>largest, equals the numbers I listed before: 1 2 3 5 8 13 21...
>It is also nature's formula for many other natural forms.
>Can one of y'all put a name to this formula for us?
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