Friday, June 5, 2009

Sweetpeas don't care about algebra

It's a beautiful day in Detroit, and the sweetpeas just started blooming this week.

6 comments:

Carolyn said...

lovely sweet peas

who needs algebra anyway!

pj said...

Sweetpea is, well, sweet.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

For some reason Sweetpeas always bring to mind dominant and recessive gene theory, but not algebra, per se. Although algebra could be applied.....

Rabbits' Guy said...

Fibbionacci .. or somebody like that. A famed mathematician who lived for sweet peas ... or something like that.

ilex said...

Rabbit saint, you're thinking Mendel. Czech monk, father of genetics.

Fun fact! Even though Darwin and Mendel were contemporaries, they did not know of each others' work. Only after "Origin of Species" was published did Mendel contact Darwin to tell him of the inheritance work he'd done with pea plants. But Mendel's letter was found unopened on Darwin's desk after his death.

Another fun fact- Mendel's work was presented in the mid-1860's, but was so dense with math and theory that the full gravity of his breakthrough wasn't fully understood until the early 20th century.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Well it was just peas .. in a pod ... and too, a hypothetical family of rabbits .. that was Fibbonaci.

Still Peas, Math ... garden, algebra ......... see?