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The Golden Ratio: Mathematical Proof that God exists!

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leanne oliver

on 4 June 2011

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Transcript of The Golden Ratio: Mathematical Proof that God exists!

The Golden Ratio Mathematical proof that God exists The Golden Ratio is found everywhere! Art Architecture Our standard of beauty Nature What does the petal arrangement of a rose, the spiral shape of a mollusk and the shape of the galaxy all have in common? Golden Number Phi is an irrational Mathematical constant that is approximately equal to 1.618 But where does this number come from? The first definition of the Golden Ration was made by Euclid of Alexandria in about 300 BC It is presumed that the Egyptians used the Golden Ratio in the construction of the pyramids. The Greeks also based the design of the Parthenon on this proportion. DaVinci called it "Sectio Aurea" in the 1500's Leonardo Fibonacci, born in 1175, discovered the unusual properties of the numerical series that bears his name. 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144,... How are the terms in Fibonacci's Sequence determined? How does the Fibonacci Series relate to the Golden Ratio? How does the Fibonacci Series relate to the Golden Spiral? Pine cones usually have 5 or 8 spirals turning against one another, but depepending on the cone, it may also have 8 or 13. The Golden Ratio is everywhere Is it the fingerprint of God? Golden Section Divine Proportion Does being a scientist mean that you cannot believe in God? Richard Dawkins, among other atheists, thinks he has the ultimate proof that God doesn't exist. If God created a complex universe, wouldn't it take an even more complex entity to have created God? However, such logic assumes that time has always existed, rather than being merely a construct of this universe.
Rich Deem For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries. (Robert Jastrow) "I want to know how God created this world, I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts, the rest are details." Einstein's famous epithet on the "uncertainty principle" was "God does not play dice" - and to him this was a real statement about a God in whom he believed. A famous saying of his was "Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." In developing the theory of relativity, Einstein realized that the equations led to the conclusion that the universe had a beginning. He didn't like the idea of a beginning, because he thought one would have to conclude that the universe was created by God. So, he added a cosmological constant to the equation to attempt to get rid of the beginning. He said this was one of the worst mistakes of his life. Of course, the results of Edwin Hubble confirmed that the universe was expanding and had a beginning at some point in the past. "I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangements of the books, but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God."
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