The bottom line is simple. Exercise caution before accepting any claim about the Golden Ratio as real (most are false), but at the same time, the Golden Ratio does have this uncanny way of popping up where least expected.
"It's bullshit." That's how Fast Company summed up the golden ratio in April. According to writer John Brownlee, that mainstay of art appreciation classes and junior-high geometry is "total nonsense," "an urban legend, a myth, a design unicorn."
The goal is to find some valuable mathematical objects that look like real things such as continents, animals, etc. Such figures may encourage young people's interest in mathematics.
This is what happens when a computer makes art.
Experiments like Dr. Solomon's aim to create a visual representation of what beauty means, but instead it just reinforces Eurocentric beauty standards that have long been valued over other traits.
The Golden Ratio, that curious, never-ending, never-repeating number, 1.61803398875..., has an uncanny tendency to pop up where it is least expected. Consequently, I cannot say that I was extremely surprised when a recent study of four pulsating stars observed by the Kepler telescope found them to have frequencies with a ratio very close to the Golden Ratio.
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The Jordan-based designers, who go by the collective name Warsheh, strip art history's greatest hits down to their leading
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Quick: What's halfway between 1 and 9? According to a recent study, most little kids will answer "3," as will many people in non-literate cultures. And as it turns out, there's a solid evolutionary reason why that guess makes sense.
The Golden Ratio, usually denoted by the Greek letter ϕ (phi), has the propensity of popping up where least expected, in a variety of natural phenomena and works of art.
It would have been easy to get the math right in Touch. On the other hand, taken literally, the portrayal of the application of mathematics to the world by the young Jake is so way-over-the-top fictitious that inaccuracy in specific details does not adversely affect the storyline.
HuffPost Science Correspondent Cara Santa Maria details scientific attempts at quantifying human attractiveness, including facial beauty, ideal proportions, and whether or not "gaydar" can be measured.
Have you ever wondered why we find some people attractive, are drawn to a verdant landscape, enjoy looking at a great work of art or drool over a sleek sports car?