Naturally Occurring Fractals & Creation Design

Naturally Occurring Fractals
(including plants, rivers, galaxies, clouds, weather, population patterns, stocks, video feedback, crystal growth, etc.)

The geometry of Fractals brings us a new appreciation for the natural world
and the patterns we observe in it.
Many things previously called chaos are now known to follow subtle subtle fractal laws of behavior. So many things turned out to be fractal that the word “chaos” itself (in operational science) had redefined, or actually for the FIRST time Formally Defined as following inherently unpredictable yet generally deterministic rules based on nonlinear iterative equations. Fractals are unpredictable in specific details yet deterministic when viewed as a total pattern – in many ways this reflects what we observe in the small details & total pattern of life in all it’s physical and mental varieties, too ….

The fact is the closer we look, the less chaos is observed, and more order is seen in the most basic natural patterns

fractal fren iteration


FRACTAL FERN: One very simple way to understand fractals and the meaning of “lteration” is to examine a simple recursive operation that produces a fractal fern thru a “chaos game’ of generating random numbers and then placing them on a grid.


fractals in nature

fter a few dozen repetitions or ITERATIONS the shape we would recognize as a Perfect Fern appears from the abstract world of math. How and Why can this be?

The answer to why is that it Simply IS – and it’s quite surprising too!
Answering How is that nature always follows the simplest & most efficient path. Fractals are maps of the simplest paths sliding up the scale of Dimensions (from 2-D to 3-D and so on). So maybe it’s simply an artifact of nature’s elegance that we find exact correspondences between these inherently existing mathematical forms and natural patterns, and even living creatures of many types.

Fractals in nature are ubiquitous – clouds, plants, galaxies, shells and more.

Fractal leaf veins


fractal romanesco

fractal landscape



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