by Cristóbal Vila

Infinite Patterns from Cristóbal Vila on Vimeo.

And to think that some want us to believe that there is no underlying pattern or meaning and it all just happened…

Horsefeathers.

*See also:* A visual meditation on the numbers that design nature by Cristóbal VilaFollow UD News at Twitter!

*Hat tip:* Philip Cunningham

Beautiful, but really needs more context or subtitles or something. People who are already familiar with Fibonacci and Golden Mean will know what’s going on, but unfamiliar people won’t gain much. If they’re inspired by the video, they won’t know where to look for deeper information.

A little more background on the ‘golden ratio’ line of thought

The title and the video use the word “infinite.” There is no infinite in reality or reality as we know it. There is a finite number of particle or pieces of particles in the universe which means there is no infinite of anything.

I had a discussion with a prominent numbers theory mathematician about a year ago and we agreed there are only integers in reality as individual pieces are enumerated. This does not mean the concept of infinity, fractions, rational, irrational or even imaginary numbers are not extremely useful but that they exist only in our imagination and not in reality. No pi or e or square root of 2, just integers in reality, no circles or even straight lines. All are approximations.

By the way the video is beautiful and hopefully inspires investigation of mathematics by those who see it.