Sunday, November 04, 2012

"I felt a peculiar chill, an enveloping sensation of fear and awe: this pendulum knows algebra!"

In that moment I suddenly understood what people meant by “laws of nature.” It was a moment from which I’ve never really recovered. It felt like I was being let in on a secret. There were beautiful, hidden patterns in the world, patterns you couldn’t see unless you knew math.
Steven Strogatz in Wired.

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