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Topic: God

Six is a number perfect in itself, and not because God created the world in six days; rather the contrary is true. God created the world in six days because this number is perfect, and it would remain perfect, even if the work of the six days did not exist.

TOPICS: perfect numbers, God

All our surest statements about the nature of the world are mathematical statements, yet we do not know what mathematics “is”… and so we find that we have adapted a religion strikingly similar to many traditional faiths. Change “mathematics” to “God” and little else might seem to change. The problem of human contact with some spiritual realm, of timelessness, of our inability to capture all with language and symbol—all have their counterparts in the quest for the nature of Platonic mathematics.

TOPICS: Platonism, God, philosophy

I  am so in favor of the actual infinite that instead of admitting that Nature abhors it, as is commonly said, I hold that Nature makes frequent use of it everywhere, in order to show more effectively the perfections of its Author.

TOPICS: infinity, nature, God

SOURCE: Nouveaux Essais de l’Entendement humain

Paul Erdos has a theory that God has a book containing all the theorems of mathematics with their absolutely most beautiful proofs, and when he wants to express particular appreciation of a proof he exclaims, “This is from the book!”

TOPICS: theorems, beauty, God, humor

Geometry is the only science that it hath pleased God hitherto to bestow on mankind.

TOPICS: geometry, science, God

All the pictures which science now draws of nature and which alone seem capable of according with observational fact are mathematical pictures…From the intrinsic evidence of his creation, the Great Architect of the Universe now begins to appear as a pure mathematician.

TOPICS: God, pure math, science

I  believe the geometric proportion served the creator as an idea when He introduced the continuous generation of similar objects from similar objects.

TOPICS: God, geometry

God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists since we cannot prove the consistency.

TOPICS: God, humor

God ever geometrizes.

TOPICS: God, geometry

The study of infinity is much more than a dry academic game. The intellectual pursuit of the absolute infinity is, as Georg Cantor realized, a form of the soul’s quest for God. Whether or not the goal is ever reached, an awareness of the process brings enlightenment.

TOPICS: infinity, God

Black holes are where God divided by zero.

TOPICS: humor, God

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