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“Nature loves logarithmic spirals. From sunflowers, seashells, and whirlpools, to hurricanes and giant spiral galaxies, it seems that nature chose this marvelous shape as its favorite "ornament." The constant shape of the logarithmic spiral on all size scales reveals itself beautifully in nature in the shapes of minuscule fossils or unicellular organisms known as foraminifera. Although the spiral shells in this care are composite structures (and not one continuous tube), X-ray images of the internal structure of these fossils show that the shape of the logarithmic spiral remained essentially unchanged for millions of years.”


Mario Livio, The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number
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The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number by Mario Livio
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