Beautiful Math - How Does It Add Up

Benoit Mandelbrot said:

"Fractal geometry is not just a chapter of mathematics, but one that helps Everyman to see the same world differently."

"Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line."

The foregoing are quotes of Benoit Mandelbrot.  I made the discovery of fractal geometry quite by accident.  After a late night session on EP I thought I would catch a wink or two.  Sleep was not my destination - I was meant to travel elsewhere . I  started to doze off when an image or two and the narrative grabbed my curiosity.  Unable to locate the "off switch" for my brain I ended up consumed by a program on the Discovery Channel.  I do not claim to have the ability to understand all of the theory but it opened doors to new thoughts. 

If you are just a little intrigued then Google it and make some interesting and beautiful discoveries. 

Below are just a few. Enjoy!

 Pixie Dust

 Feather Star

 Fireworks

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1 Response Feb 20, 2009

I'm still learning and intrigued. Send me some suggestions, please. I have discovered another world.