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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Fractal Cauliflower?

This Is *NOT* A Photoshop!

OK, this is kind of scary...

If you read that book 'Da Vinci Code' by Dan Brown, you might remember the sequence where the protagonist was listing some natural occurrences of the Fibonacci Numbers to an audience. Or maybe that scene was only in the movie. Whatever...

Apparently nature isn't satisfied with the Golden Ratio, and has moved on to complex recursive equations, in this case, what looks like the Julia Set.

Behold! The Fractal Cauliflower (Brassica Oleracea)!

Pretty cool...

OTOH, if I go out in the backyard and notice the St. Augustine grass attempting to solve the Riemann Hypothesis, I'm gonna go get some serious herbicide and remind the grass that it's just a vegetable...