When items lineup perfectly symmetrical, it’s worth taking a photo. Proportion and balance is something humans strive for in chemistry, biology, social interactions, architecture, and physics. We as humans find bilateral symmetry in faces physically attractive and it even indicates health and genetic fitness.
Symmetry is used for a vast amount of things but it also can make ordinary items like food seem more beautiful than they are by aligning them in symmetrical ways. The ability to measure symmetry was brought about by famous Harvard mathematician, George David Birkhoff.
He gauged symmetry using a special formula, M = O/C. Birkhoff believed that the simpler and more ordered something was, the more beautiful it would seem. Do these items seem more orderly and attractive to you?
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