The DNA spiral is a Golden Section
The DNA molecule, the program for all life, is based on the
golden section. It measures 34
angstroms long by 21 angstroms wide for each full cycle of its double helix
34 and 21, of course, are numbers in the Fibonacci series
and their ratio, 1.6190476 closely approximates phi, 1.6180339.
The DNA cross-section is based on Phi
A cross-sectional view from the top of the DNA double helix forms a
A decagon is in essence two pentagons, with one rotated by 36 degrees from the
other, so each spiral of the double helix must trace out the shape of a
The ratio of the diagonal of a pentagon to its side is Ψ to
1. So, no matter which way you look at it, even in its smallest
element, DNA, and life, is constructed using phi and the golden section!