Fractals

“I find the ideas in the fractals, both as a body of knowledge and as a metaphor, an incredibly important way of looking at the world.”  – Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore, New York Times, Wednesday, June 21, 2000, discussing some of the “big think” questions that intrigue him.

A fractal is a symetrical compositions of the same object. Repeated over and over again, close to infinity. It contains smaller and smaller copies of itself, either going inward or outward, shrinking from view or expanding to infinity.

Source: Yale Courses
http://classes.yale.edu/fractals/

Below are some fractal pictures generated with computer software:




Fractals have been employed when doing the Crop Circles in England.

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