Anand CV Mallaya

What the heck is a fractal seed?

In life, math, spirituality on July 3, 2011 at 8:06 pm

You may be wondering.  Fractals are geometric shapes that can be split in to parts,each of which are a reduced part of the whole. In other words, geometric shapes showing self similarity and complexity. Yet they are overwhelmingly present everywhere in nature- from shape of the costlines and mountains to the shape of brocoli and fern. Fractals can be made using special recursive mathematical functions.

The seed of the fractal is the pattern defined by the equation which is repeating throughout the fractal. All life on the earth are fractals too. Fractals made of recursive process of procreation. And we make larger fractal patterns like family, community and countries and biosphere. And we are made of smaller fractal patterns – atoms, molecules, cells and organs.

So I am a seed. A recursive pattern. In that sense I am very old. Millions of years old. And I am everywhere. And I am you.

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  2. Reblogged this on 1earthnow and commented:
    Science and Spirituality are not mutually exclusive!

    • They are not mutually exclusive, but people tend to believe that these don’t go well together. In reality, scientists have the responsibility to explain spirituality, religions, God etc. to the laymen which they are not doing.

  3. I love this post! I’ve been intrigued by the significance of the Spiral in nature ever since I came across this wiki page…
    It kind of ties in with this post.

    • thanks Kristin,
      Fractals inspired me to think in possibilities of why ancient philosophers talked about certain things. Like Microcosm and Macrocosm. Because fractals are shapes which show self-similarity at different levels.
      This looks true metaphorically in many levels in what we perceive in nature..

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