The fractal viewpoint represents a metaphorical picture of how we can examine the invisible, or the infinite, by examining objects that we can observe and apply these observations to that of what we can not see. How can we be certain? By taking Nature's lead and following the fractal qualities in the Golden Mean. If mankind is but a microcosm of an infinite macrocosm, what does mankind represent? Let's first fractalize inward, before we go outward.



Biologically, what is man, but a system of molecular biological systems, each serving distinct functions to comprise an individual, self-sustaining and self-replicating biological organism--in a simplistic sense. Self-sustaining and self-replicating within the larger fractal of mankind, just as a twig on a branch to a tree. These systems are comprised of organs which are comprised of cells. These cells, the smallest unit which we recognize as an individual living organism, each has its own system of biological systems which are self-sustaining and self-replicating organelles. These organelles are comprised of varied chemically molecular units, all with purpose, harmony and balance. These molecules, both simple and complex, are but fractals replicated indefinitely and fractalized into smaller units of the atomic sphere. Just as planets orbit the "calm" nucleus of the Sun, so do electrons orbit their "calm" nucleus--of protons and neutrons. As an electron dies, it spirals into golden proportion, looking very much like the patterns found in spiral galaxies. Is this a fractal snapshot of a larger picture?

As this would seem the most basic of building blocks, neutrons and protons are comprised of quark and lepton fermions and as far as we know, the micro infinite ends here. But, does it? Scientists in Geneva, Switzerland may have recently glimpsed the elusive, theorized Higgs boson, thought to be the very source of the mass of everything in the universe (Higgs). Though impossible to see, due to the fact that these ultra-subatomic particles exist for only an extreme fraction of a second, it's predicted that Higgs disintegrate according to several patterns.

As we can see, the smaller the fractal, the less complex. So what if we explore in the macro direction, does the complexity increase? A man, or woman, is but a fractal image of their parents from the larger fractal unit called the family. Like the branch of a tree, the offspring of two humans is but an individual fractal picture of the whole -- the parents. As a plant sprouts branches in Fibonacci Sequence, in which to provide balance and harmony to the whole; have humans evolved the same, but in a different manner? Whereas trees spread their species by seeds blowing in the wind and settling a number of distances from the parent tree, is this type of parent/child migration fractal evident within the human species? Can't this also be observed within the actions of nebulas spawning offspring stars?

Nonetheless, the human fractal does get more complex as it grows macro. The family is more complex with its individual members, whereas at the community and city spheres, the fractal units start overlapping dimensionally as well as in numeric complexity. Cities fractalize into nations and nations are but another fractal of life within the biospherical organism known as Earth. Fractals of man and life on Earth working synchronously with its geological systems, in harmony and dependant upon each other for continued existence. A balance of systems and fractals. Balance can be seen in the bee hive due to its Golden Mean genealogy. Man in physical balance at his navel -- the point of Phi, as well as in his place in the universe. The ram's horns unfurl in a golden spiral to always keep the ram in balance no matter what length it grows. Does our solar system and galaxy play a role in the balance of something larger, infinite and invisible. Or, are we but an insignificant speck; on a speck of a planet in a lonely, unknown solar system; buried in but one of countless galaxies; in a finite universe? Might not the biosphere called Earth, with its systems of life, be but a cell-level fractal of some larger, much more complex living system? Or, one of different dimension? Golden Mean fractals certainly seem to make that pausible.




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