tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-264226589944705290.post7658151789789902509..comments2022-05-19T07:55:48.367-07:00Comments on God Plays Dice: Nautilus shells aren't golden spiralsMichael Lugohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15671307315028242949noreply@blogger.comBlogger5125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-264226589944705290.post-17042458264777458452008-09-16T09:01:00.000-07:002008-09-16T09:01:00.000-07:00I tend to be skeptical about any claims involving ...I tend to be skeptical about any claims involving the golden ratio. Long have I seen images where rectangles where drawn on top supposedly proving the golden ratio connection, when said rectangles could easily be tweaked to represent many different ratios.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-264226589944705290.post-27195525319324727972008-09-15T22:54:00.000-07:002008-09-15T22:54:00.000-07:00Minor nitpick: For your formula in polar coordinat...Minor nitpick: For your formula in polar coordinates to be right, it seems you would need to measure the angle in turns rather than radians.<BR/><BR/>But yeah, the claims concerning the golden ratio are surely exaggerated. I am not sure it's right to lay the blame at the feet of mathematicians, though.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-264226589944705290.post-60991501502798602692008-09-15T10:53:00.000-07:002008-09-15T10:53:00.000-07:00If you accept that your 1.33 is about 5% high, and...If you accept that your 1.33 is about 5% high, and that the truth is closer to 1.2688, then you might consider that the cross sectional area is growing by something closer to Phi which is how I always thought it was...Pat's Bloghttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15234744401613958081noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-264226589944705290.post-31697485215228938422008-09-14T09:33:00.000-07:002008-09-14T09:33:00.000-07:00I am not surprised either, I have learned to be sc...I am not surprised either, I have learned to be sceptical when mathematicians speak of applications of mathematics. It is not unusual for the claims to be exagerated.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-264226589944705290.post-51233619421243383622008-09-14T09:31:00.000-07:002008-09-14T09:31:00.000-07:00The human brain is tuned to recognize symmetry eve...The human brain is tuned to recognize symmetry even in places where it doesn't exist, even to the amount of ignoring evidence to the contrary. So the golden spiral belief is similar to the belief that planets orbit perfect circles and that string theory defines elementary particles.CarlBrannenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17180079098492232258noreply@blogger.com