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# The numbers in the Fibonacci Sequence play a role in nature.

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 Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point Started: 1/8/2008 Category: Science Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period Viewed: 1,178 times Debate No: 1563
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 Pro The numbers in the Fibonacci Sequence play a role in nature. The petals of many flowers in nature are in consecutive Fibonacci Numbers. For example, sunflowers, elodea leaves... etc. Obviously, they play a huge role in nature.Report this Argument Con You say that the petals of flowers in nature are in CONSECUTIVE fibonacci numbers. I say that in order for they to be in actual consecutive fibonacci numbers, there had to have been human intelligence that interceded to put them into that order. When you say consecutive, that means it happens naturally. But there is human intercession that puts the certain flowers in their respective spot on the fibonacci sequence. Therefore, the fibonacci sequence doesn't play a role in nature, because nature doesn't decide to follow the fibonacci sequence. Rather, we see the numbers of petals on some flowers, and realize that it happens to fit into a number sequence. It happens to be pure coincidence because one does not rely on the other to exist. Even without the fibonacci sequence, the number of petals on flowers would still be the same. So nature may fit into the fibonacci sequence in certain areas, but the fibonacci sequence certainly doesn't play a role in nature.Report this Argument
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Posted by ww54ww 9 years ago
The definition of consecutive is this:

Let's say we have a sequence as the following

A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, ... , A999

A1 and A2 are two consecutive terms.

Cooperman88, your entire argument is based on this misconception. Thus your entire statement is flawed. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Logical-Master 9 years ago
I was thinking about picking this one up, but I didn't notice that it was only one round (as I had thought that the instigator) was being crafty and intended to take advantage of one of the terms in his opening argument. However, seeeing as how it is merely a one round debate, this is a slam dunk case. Besides, I could use some wins on my win/lose chart. :D
Posted by JustCallMeTarzan 9 years ago
I'd possibly be willing to pick this up, but with only 1 round, and hardly any real evidence to refute... not worth the effort.
Posted by mdb2290 9 years ago
Your right, they obviously do occur alot in nature...so why debate it? Easy win?
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