James Jeans

James Jeans

...nature seems very conversant with the rules of pure mathematics, as our own mathematicians have formulated them in their studies, out of their own inner consciousness and without drawing to any appreciable extent on their experience of the outer world.More James Jeans quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Life exists in the universe only because the carbon atom possesses certain exceptional properties.More James Jeans quotes [08/08/2011 04:08:30]
All discussion of the ultimate nature of things must necessarily be barren unless we have some extraneous standards against which to compare them.More James Jeans quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Kant, discussing the various modes of perception by which the human mind apprehends nature, concluded that it is specially prone to see nature through mathematical spectacles. Just as a man wearing blue spectacles would see only a blue world, so Kant thought that, with our mental bias, we tend to see only a mathematical world.More James Jeans quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The universe can best be pictured as consisting of pure thought, the thought of what for want of a better word we must describe as a mathematical thinker.More James Jeans quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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