Christmas Greetings – iterations of the Koch snowflake

koch-snowflake-2-uChristmas greetings – the 0th through 5th iterations of the Koch snowflake (2018).

For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

– Luke 2:11-14 (KJV)

We at Ashland Creation Colloquium want to wish everyone Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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The Koch snowflake is a recursive, self-similar mathematical pattern, with the zeroth through fifth iterations shown above. In other words, the Koch snowflake is a fractal.

According to Weisstein (n.d.):

The Koch snowflake is a fractal curve, also known as the Koch island, which was first described by Helge von Koch in 1904. It is built by starting with an equilateral triangle, removing the inner third of each side, building another equilateral triangle at the location where the side was removed, and then repeating the process indefinitely.

The 2018–2019 Creation Science Essay Contests

Challenge yourself this Christmas break by exploring our 2018-2019 creation science essay contests for high school students and college undergraduates. Select from informative writing prompts with diverse subject matter. For more information, please see our contest flyer (or download our printer friendly version of the writing prompts and contest submission guidelines).

The truth Ashland Creation Colloquium adheres to is that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God, and although it is not a book of science, everything the Bible says about science is true.


Weisstein, E.W. (n.d.). Koch snowflake. WolframMathWorld. [View in online article]