Awakening

Good morning! I’d like to share with you how to see the fractal patterns in the world around us. Fractal patterns occur on many different levels in nature, and some are more difficult to see than others… but I believe that learning to see the fractals is a first step to understanding what they are and what they might signify.

Let me come clean right now: I hold no advanced degrees in mathematics, physical, or biological science; my background is environmental science and geographic information systems (GIS). I welcome input and feedback from mathematicians and those who hold advanced degrees in the sciences, but such folk are not my primary audience. My aim will be to write in such a way that most folks will be able to “get it”. You’ll have to let me know how successful I am.

So once again, good morning. It’s a going to be a great day.
 

The Point

In James Cameron’s movie “Avatar”, the Na’vi have a saying that translates to “I see you.” Sounds simple, but by the end of the movie the words have acquired some depth of meaning. There’s seeing, and then there’s seeing. Same goes for fractals… just ask Jason Padgett.

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