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"The Fingerprint of God " (Ammonites)

Individuality—the trademark of any artist, designer, or architect. Each desires a uniqueness to their creation, a quality that separates it from any other. Man naturally has this individuality—his fingerprint. There are 6.5 billion people on the face of the earth, and no two fingerprints are the same. Everything we touch or make contact with is branded with a small expressed image revealing to all who see it who was there.


Around 1,200 AD a man named Leonardo Pisano Bigollo, better known as Fibonacci, discovered a sequence of numbers that created a very interesting pattern. The sequence begins with the numbers 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34 and continues infinitely. Each successive number is obtained by adding the last two digits together (0 + 1 = 1… 1 + 1 = 2…1 + 2 = 3…2 + 3 = 5…etc.).


A rectangle with the length and width of any two of the numbers of this sequence forms what is called a “golden rectangle” —a perfect rectangle. A golden rectangle can be broken down into perfect squares the size of the next two Fibonacci numbers down and below.


If we were to take a perfect, or golden, rectangle, break it down into its smaller squares based on Fibonacci’s sequence, and divide each with an arc, the patterns begin to take shape.


We begin to see Fibonacci’s spiral. The spiral in and of itself is insignificant. Its importance is revealed in where we find it.
Take, for example, the sunflower. The display of its florets is in perfect spirals of 55, 34, and 21—the sequence of Fibonacci. The fruitlets of the pineapple create the same spiral based on the sequence. The pine cone does the same.


As currents move through the ocean, and the tide rolls onto the shore, the waves that bring in the tide curve into a spiral that can be mathematically diagrammed onto a plot at the points 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, and 55.


Buds on trees, sand dollars, sea stars (starfish), petals on flowers and especially the nautilus shell are formed with this same exact blueprint.
With each segment of growth, the nautilus adds to itself one more value on Fibonacci’s scale. This blueprint can be seen around us on a small scale every day.

Even the human body exhibits the characteristics of Fibonacci's sequence in the shape of the ear. The bones of the human hand are also proportioned the same way...and, lo and behold, when our fingers are curled into a fist, Fibonaccis' spiral appears!


But the greatest example of all is directly above our heads. At an average of 100,000 light-years across, even the spirals of the galaxies above us are formed with the exact design that the tiny shell is formed.


This sequence, or blueprint appears to be the trademark of a Designer, a proof of a Creator—something left behind indicating the One Who Was There. A fingerprint. As we scan our universe from the tiny flower to the awe-inspiring galaxy, we see the "Fingerprint of God."

        Fingerprint            Fibonacci                The "golden rectangle"

             Fibonacci's spiral                                 Sunflower blossom

            Pinecone                    Pineapple                  Ocean wave

  Chamomille flower         Fiddlehead fern         Chambered nautilus shell

        Human ear              Human metacarpals                       Fist

Spiral galaxy