All the pictures which science now draws of nature and which alone seem capable of according with observational fact are mathematical pictures… From the intrinsic evidence of his creation, the Great Architect of the Universe now begins to appear as a pure mathematician.

Sir James H. Jeans (1877 – 1946)

Honey for the Bees

8 Comments CherryPie on Nov 24th 2013

8 Responses to “Cherie’s Place – Thought for the Week”

  1. Bernard says:

    “The mathematical rules of the universe are visible to men in the form of beauty.”
    Now, who said that? – Apart from me? :)
    And – what about being visible to women?
    I was no good at ‘pure maths’. I struggled. I did however, excel in ‘applied mathematics’.
    Much more ‘my cup of tea’. :)

    • CherryPie says:

      The quote probably should have said ‘Visible to Man’ which includes men and women ;-)

      Maths isn’t my strong point but I do see the recurring patterns in nature ;-)

  2. Ginnie says:

    I’ve been seeing a lot about this lately…how math is such an integrated part of Nature. I love the idea, Cherry!

  3. james higham says:

    Have quoted it many times – the last part of my book is predicated on it.