Thursday, December 8, 2011
Fibonacci numbers also appear in the description of the reproduction of a population of idealized honeybees, according to the following rules:
- If an egg is laid by an unmated female, it hatches a male or drone bee.
- If, however, an egg was fertilized by a male, it hatches a female.
If one traces the ancestry of any male bee (1 bee), he has 1 parent (1 bee), 2 grandparents, 3 great-grandparents, 5 great-great-grandparents, and so on. This sequence of numbers of parents is the Fibonacci sequence.
Posted by Saeed Ehsan at 5:07 PM
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
'Is there anything more important than prayer?' a disciple asked his teacher.
The teacher told the disciple to go to a nearby tree and cut off a branch. The disciple obeyed.
'Is the tree still alive?' asked the teacher.
'As alive as it was before.'
'Then go over there and slice through its roots.'
'If I do that, the tree will die.'
'Prayers are the branches of a tree whose roots are called Faith,' said the teacher. 'Faith can exist without prayer, but prayer cannot exist without faith.'
Posted by Saeed Ehsan at 5:28 PM