Sorry if to some the question might appear nonsensical or even naive. As I see more and more interpretations of fractals it seems that every mechanical structure, space and even concepts are already encoded in the mathematical formula from which fractals are derived. Is this because maths is simply a representation of our physical reality, space, shapes, forces etc.? Why does everything appear to already be, 'in there'?
I have yet to see a decent Fractal Cow.
And yes, I think since Math was created to describe The Universe that it would be even more of a shock if we never found such things in it. That would imply our Math is inadequate to the task for which it was created.