God In the Details
A fascinating collection of images at the Scientific American link above illustrates some of the mathematical formulas we have found in nature. The Golden Ratio, the Mobius Strip, and the fractal geometry represented by the Madelbrot Set are just a few examples. Each results in fascinating forms which are found at every level of nature.
Pondering the meaning of these relationships between the logic of math and the apparent chaos of nature, the writers at Scientific American ask, “Does it mean the world at its deepest levels is somehow mathematical? Does it simply mean that scientists are good at cherry-picking the conceptual tools they need?”
We have an answer for them, of course:
“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities — his eternal power and divine nature — have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made . . .” (Romans 1:20)