Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

Reading the great book of nature

January 9, 2008

The fact that the physical world conforms to mathematical laws led Galileo to make a famous remark.  “The great book of nature,” he wrote, “can be read only by those who know the language in which it was written.  And this language is mathematics.”  The same point was made more bluntly three centuries later by the English astronomer James Jeans: The universe appears to have been designed by a pure mathematician.”

Cosmic Jackpot by Paul Davies

The imagination of nature is far, far greater than the imagination of man

August 27, 2007

“The imagination of nature is far, far greater than the imagination of man … If you look closely enough at anything, you will see that there is nothing more exciting than the truth … No matter what you look at, if you look closely enough, you are involved in the entire universe.”

The Meaning Of It All by Richard Feynman