I didn’t realise that the numbers of spirals in multi-spiral life-forms conformed to Fibonacci as well… I thought it was just the pattern.

The more I think about this, the more I suspect that Phi is a simple number to represent in the Arithmetic-Logic Unit equivalent of DNA… so the representation isn’t numerical, it’s geometric or structural… so (for example) if it wants to represent the number 3… it doesn’t use “3”, it uses a triangle.

Probably over-simplification… it may not use a triangle at all… it may actually use the 3 spheres stuck together forming a triangular shape… or not, but whatever – there must be something about Phi that makes it easy for DNA to represent… because it sure ain’t storing it as

1.61803398874989484820458683436563811772030917980576286213544862270526046

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478091588460749988712400765217057517978834166256249407589069704000281210

427621771117778053153171410117046665991466979873176135600670874807101317

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615617002504643382437764861028383126833037242926752631165339247316711121

158818638513316203840052221657912866752946549068113171599343235973494985

090409476213222981017261070596116456299098162905552085247903524060201727

997471753427775927786256194320827505131218156285512224809394712341451702

237358057727861600868838295230459264787801788992199027077690389532196819

861514378031499741106926088674296226757560523172777520353613936

and it turns up everywhere. If DNA is using physical geometry as a method of storing or processing numbers, then the esoteric theories about Platonic Solids, and certain aspects of sacred geometry may have some analogue in physical reality.

The reason why I mentioned the idea of 3 being represented not as a triangle, but the intersections of 3 spheres, is because of this

If you’re interested in this stuff, it’s worth taking a cruise around the zen magnet/bucky ball videos on youtube. Some of them are amazing… and they do kindof resonate with (some) physical chemistry/physics at quite a low level.