Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Fibonacci Beauty Ratio

NAME:
Michael C.
Foot to navel: 107cm
Navel to top of head:  64 cm
Ratio: 107/64 = 1.67
Average:
1.80
Navel to chin: 44cm
Chin to top of head: 18cm
Ratio: 44/18 = 2.44
Knee to navel: 57cm
Foot to knee:      51 cm
Ratio: 57/44 = 1.30
NAME:
Jesus H.
Foot to navel: 111cm
Navel to top of head: 56cm
Ratio: 111/56 = 1.98
Average:
1.77
Navel to chin: 44cm
Chin to top of head: 20cm
Ratio: 44/20 = 2.2
Knee to navel: 57 cm
Foot to knee: 51cm
Ratio: 57/51 = 1.12
NAME:
Austin V.
Foot to navel: 94cm
Navel to top of head: 63cm
Ratio: 94/63 = 1.49
Average:
1.66
Navel to chin: 45cm
Chin to top of head: 18cm
Ratio: 45/18 = 2.5
Knee to navel: 51cm
Foot to knee: 51cm
Ratio: 51/51 = 1
NAME:
Leslie N.
Foot to navel: 97cm
Navel to top of head: 62cm
Ratio: 97/62 = 1.56
Average:
1.70
Navel to chin: 46cm
Chin to top of head: 19cm
Ratio: 46/19 = 2.42
Knee to navel: 51cm
Foot to knee: 45cm
Ratio: 51/45 = 1.13
NAME:
Vanessa C.
Foot to navel: 99cm
Navel to top of head: 64cm
Ratio: 99/64 = 1.55
Average:
1.62
Navel to chin: 46cm
Chin to top of head: 21cm
Ratio: 46/21 = 2.19
Knee to navel: 55cm
Foot to knee: 49cm
Ratio: 55/49 = 1.12

          In this activity, the golden ratio was used as a standard to see who is the "most beautiful" according to  various measurements. Vanessa C. had an average that is closest to the golden ratio of 1.618 so she won the competition out of the 5 people that were measured.
         The Fibonacci golden ratio for beauty is, in my humble opinion, a bunch of baloney. This ratio HEAVILY discriminates against those who were graced with more height than others. I am proud of my 6'2 height, but apparently Fibonacci didn't take too well against taller people, probably because he was some sort of midget. In addition, the only way to ace the second section is to have a face as long as a horse's or a ridiculously small torso. I cannot recall if there was a time when horse faces were deemed "beautiful" but I do know that in today's world, this would be deemed unfavorable. Which is why I must call this ratio a hoax and an embarrassment for REAL mathematicians that made REAL accomplishments. Thank you.

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