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Old 22-08-2010, 02:11 PM   #1
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Hello,
I found this while looking into a construction project I'm planning. I don't know if this has been discussed here before.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio

I thought the image they used to illustrate the 'Golden Section' for book design was familiar.
"...the golden ratio plays a role in human perception of beauty."
That is all,
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Old 22-08-2010, 02:19 PM   #2
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As I read on,
"While Fechner found a preference for rectangle ratios centered on the golden ratio, later attempts to carefully test such a hypothesis have been, at best, inconclusive."

I'd have to think there is something to Fechner's hypothesis, and I imagine there are a few others that would too.
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Old 28-08-2010, 04:33 AM   #3
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A clever alignment, eagletwo, but I think the key word here is perception ... but there's not many here who would apply the template to an Eagle command pod and disagree with the term beautiful
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Old 28-08-2010, 08:11 AM   #4
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Eagletwo I think you may be onto something. The Golden Proportion is the attempt to define 'Beauty' in scientific terms.

In simple terms GP just looks right.

It is used widely in Cosmetic Dentistry as an aid to designing smiles. (The height of the tooth is idealy in GP to its width, and the amount of each tooth visable from the front decreases towards the back of the mouth in GP).

It would be an interesting exercise to use a GP gauge to see what else in the Eagles shape falls into GP.

It could explain why so many people fell for the Eagle and its continued appeal.

Or it could also add more wieght to the argument that GP is a load of B%*cks.
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Old 28-08-2010, 06:35 PM   #5
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Another 'Beautiful' Anderson creation admired by many overall would also seem to have the same attributes.
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Old 23-10-2010, 11:32 PM   #6
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I was studding about the golden proportion last year, the most interesting part is there is a proportion in human form in relation on arms and legs, Leonardo Da Vinci used it in his work ''vitruvian men'' i think this is the name(i know only in Portuguese) it is much interesting but makes beauty much mathematic, I never thought to relate it to eagles.
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Old 24-10-2010, 03:17 PM   #7
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I know this as the 'divine proprtion'. Same thing. Graphic software such as recent releases of Corels Painter incorporate a 'divine proportion' tool.
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Old 24-10-2010, 04:39 PM   #8
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I wish my wife had divine proportions...
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