And then there’s the essential character of the…

And then there’s the essential character of the universe. It is this mechanical system of laws and particles and principles. Utterly devoid of a moral or personal agenda, and instead being an expression of mathematical interactions. Now that could be the signature of a math-centric geek god. But if the cosmos is impersonal and indifferent, that removes any character from creation. We don’t need a god to explain it. Just a big textbook.

-Glyn Williams

Reproduced from https://www.quora.com/If-an-atheist-claims-that-God-does-not-exist-isnt-the-burden-on-him-now

The ultimate abstraction takes place in mathematics where…

The ultimate abstraction takes place in mathematics where words are replaced by symbols and where the operations of connecting the symbols are rigorously defined. In this way, scientists can condense information into one equation, i.e. into one single line of symbols, for which they would need several pages of ordinary writing.

―Fritjof Capra, The Tao of Physics