While reading many sources and watching many video's about nature and physics I wonder if the golden ratio is really that often occurring in nature and physics ? If I look on the Wikipedia pages I see both arguments for it in sea shells and similarly it seems debunked on other pages. I believe it occurs in some animals and plants and buildings but I really wonder :
1) Is it true that golden spirals dominate the majority of logarithmic spirals in both hurricanes and spinning galaxies ? And that most hurricanes and spinning galaxies are logarithmic spirals ?
2) Is it true that the golden ratio recently occured as an important constant in investigations of relativity and quantum mechanics ?
The list of things associated with the golden ratio is unmeasurably large , it goes from black holes to evolution, pyramids, religion, chemistry and even finance and aliens.
And also it is sold as both a part of education and as 'hidden secret'. Even worse , it does not play a superimportant role in math apart from continued fractions and a few other subjects imho.
I remain very skeptical about the golden ratio in 'science' especially nonmathematical, physics and biology.
And thus I finally want the truth about it. And if it turns out to be mainly nonsense , I think we should give the golden ratio a more realistic place in both media and especially publications and education. I think it is becoming harmful. It might even give the impression towards some people that they know a bit of math and biology !?
To me it appears as a dangerous concept ! Maybe this should go to chat.
But at least I asked 2 clear questions.