"Philosophy is written in this grand book - I mean the universe - which stands continually open to our gaze, but it cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and interpret the characters in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometrical figures, without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it."
"Mathematics is the alphabet with which God has written the universe."
(quotes: Galileo Galilei 1564-1642)
(photo: Heidi 1987 Battle Creek, MI)