The Geometry of Spiderwebs
I once heard someone say that the world is divided into math/science people and english/history people. I definitely belong to the latter….science has always been fascinating to me, but math has been a struggle. If there is such thing as math dyslexia, I am certain I have it. I can do the basic stuff, but when you start talking about geometry, trigonometry, well, it’s Greek to me. Actually, it’s worse, because I do know a little Greek….
The math/science people in my life (my engineer husband and my 6th grade daughter) think its quite amusing to randomly ask me ridiculous math questions they know I can’t answer. My response is always the same, “Can YOU write a paper on the fall of the Roman Empire?”
Spiders are pretty clearly in the math/science category. As I am snapping this shot in the morning sun, it amazes me the geometry that went into this web, everything so evenly spaced with different shapes working together to make a web sound enough to hold the spider and his prey….
Have a wonderful day!