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Posted October 24, 2013
The book is more art than science !
The first half of this book is very entertaining and enlightening in the history and exploration of the Golden Ratio. I was very impressed until I got half way through, where I was stumped by an example purportedly showing nature's own preference of the Golden Ratio for our planets. Upon using the author's own data and logic for the planets' orbits, I realized that the calculated result was merely the arithmetic mean, even if that number was a perfect Phi (ie Golden Ratio). The relevant calculation should have yielded the geometric mean, which turned out to be some mundane number with decimals. From that point on, I realized that the rest of the book and the illustrated examples were not quite so believable after all. Simply put, if one searches hard for mishaps occuring on Friday the 13th around the world, one could easily find enough examples documenting the frightfulness of Friday the 13th. Despite adoring nature's beauty such as the nautilus shell and the author's illustrative charts, I'll stick with my Bollinger Band, Relative Strength Index and Moving Averages for my stock investing still.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 28, 2008
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