Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Design in Nature: The Broccoli That Knows Maths

A Romanesco broccoli. Image courtesy of Jon Sullivan.

Joel Kontinen

It is practically impossible to believe that some of the phenomena we see around us are the workmanship of a blind watchmaker.

Take a Romanesco broccoli, for instance. With its fractal form, logarithmic spiral, and the arrangement of its spirals on its head according to a Fibonacci sequence it defies naturalistic explanations.

As do things like pine cones, spiral galaxies and ammonite shells.

In spite of the bad things happening around us (executions, shipwrecks and earthquakes, to name a few) that are evidence of the Fall, there is no shortage of beauty in our world.

And the best explanation for it is that the Lord God made it all.