posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 05:35 PM
Originally posted by Arbitrageur
Originally posted by justsaying
Thank you, everyone on this thread is getting wowie-wowie over an optical illusion.
Thank you. It felt lonely in this thread being one of the
few people not saying something like "the universe must be a giant brain" or "as above, so below"
I was hoping there were more people who would see this for what it is, so it's nice of you to chime in.
Yeah I think me pointing out that natural geometry is fractal may have added to that sentiment. Though it was entirely unintended.
All I wanted to point out was since nature obeys similar mathematical laws at all scales it's not surprising to see fractal geometry on human and
cosmic scales.
I never said the universe is a giant fractal and that all is one, but I'm afraid it gets misinterpreted that way.
Listen folks the similarities we see at different scales are the result of mathematical laws that happen to work at multiple scales. No grand
connection no anthropic reasoning needed.
Isn't it wonderful and amazing enough that nature behaves this way without assigning some great higher meaning with no correlates.
Fractals merely allow for great variation and depth to give rise to ordered systems the merely happen to have self similarity and APPEAR to have down
scaling. . .
All your seeing as has been mentioned is an animation of suspected dark matter distribution. There is much natural fractal geometry in the
distribution of stars in a galaxy and in small things like Brownian motion. You don't need to reach so far to see it.
Again before i go let me say this. You see similarity at different scales because the mathematics are the sam at these various scales. No hologram no
universal fractal just math giving rise to what math does Order, and simplicity, and beauty from depth, and complexity, and chaos.
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10-10-2011 by constantwonder because: (no reason given)