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#G For Galileo Galilei

 

«The book [the universe] is written in the mathematical language, and the symbols are triangles, circles, and other geometrical figures, without the help of which it is impossible to conceive a single word of it, and without which one wanders in vain through a dark labyrinth.» – Galileo Galilei (1564 – 1642)

That the world is written in an abstract and logical language is an age-old believe.

Plato, who maybe is the most famous philosopher, describes the world as consisting of geometrical shapes which are known as the Platonic Solids.

The mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler who lived at the same time as Galileo is also a representative of this theory.

The most famous quote from Galilei is «But It [the Earth] Moves.»

Legend has it that he said it at the end of his trial against the Catholic Church that made him deny his conviction that the Earth is constantly moving. Since this quote is nowhere recorded there is no proof that he really said it. However, he was right.

 

2 Comments

  1. Gravity is the heaviest thing. The planets helped people figure out math, and vice versa. My father used a slide rule before he went wild for computer programing. He mathematically mapped the underground unseen.

    • Well, in the 1930 is was discovered that Isaac Newton believed that gravity was God’s thinking. You dad and Isaac would provably get along very well.

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