The Divine Proportion in Creation
There are many examples of the Divine Proportion / Golden Section found throughout the
design of the universe and everything in it, but let's start with the most important thing
first: You! We'll need a few Fibonacci building blocks:
Each line is phi, or 1.61804..., times longer than the one before it. (Conversely, a
section drawn at 0.61804 (or 61.8%, 1 / phi) of each line equals the length of the one
Let's start with something simple. Take your hand off your keyboard or mouse and look
at the proportions of your index finger.
Hold your hand up to the screen. Don't be shy!
Each section of your index finger, from the tip to the base of the wrist, is larger
than the preceding one by about the Fibonacci ratio of 1.618, also fitting the Fibonacci
numbers 2, 3, 5 and 8.
By this scale, your fingernail is 1 unit in length. Curiously enough, you also
have 2 hands, each with 5 digits, and your 8 fingers are each comprised of 3
sections. All Fibonacci numbers! Is this simple coincidence or by design?
Your hand creates a golden section in relation to your arm, as the ratio of your
forearm to your hand is also 1.618, the Divine Proportion.
The proportions of your face also show the same ratio. Beauty, in fact, seems to be
defined by how closely facial features maintain the Divine Proportion.
This handiwork seems more than random in design.
Let's face it . . .
In this section
Real Signs of Intelligence • Fibonacci Convergence • The Human Hand • The Human Face • The Human Body