What would you call this?

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Offline misspotts

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« on: 31/03/2011 18:55:28 »
What would you call the study of naturally occurring visual patterns that have emerged and are seen repeatedly in different things throughout the universe (snail shells, galaxies, neuronal structures, etc.)? Sorry if this is a terrible question. I'm just curious about these things and wanted to learn more, but am having a tough time finding the right key words to search for.

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« Reply #1 on: 31/03/2011 19:47:28 »
common behaviors?

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« Reply #3 on: 01/04/2011 02:37:32 »
... naturally occurring visual patterns that have emerged and are seen repeatedly in different things throughout the universe (snail shells, galaxies, neuronal structures, etc.)?

In living things which look similar maybe parallel / convergent evolution.

[also have a look at pattern formation and fractal geometry].
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« Reply #4 on: 03/04/2011 13:09:12 »
Mathematics is universal and there are many physical laws that are based on the same fairly simple mathematics. An example is exponential growth, but there are several other examples.

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« Reply #5 on: 03/04/2011 13:25:20 »
What would you call the study of naturally occurring visual patterns that have emerged and are seen repeatedly in different things throughout the universe (snail shells, galaxies, neuronal structures, etc.)? Sorry if this is a terrible question. I'm just curious about these things and wanted to learn more, but am having a tough time finding the right key words to search for.

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Greek or latin for pattern in greek Prótypo in latin Exemplum

Spira is the same in both languages for Sprial

otics and ology, are often used to denote school of study or area of research.

Prótypo-spria-ology

or Prótypo-spria-otics

or spria-Prótypo-logy

or spria-Prótypo-tics

in Latin you just change the protypo to Exemplum

So Spria-Exemplum-ology.

I quiet like: spriaprótypology- plus it's all greek.

Although Prótypospriaology is nice too takes longer to write tho... I think of all the time you'll lose adding that o.

If you wanted to add the natural it's- natura in greek so Naturaspriaprótypology
« Last Edit: 03/04/2011 13:39:15 by Wiybit »
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