dijous, 7 de gener de 2010

Paraules de Galileo

Avui que fa 400 anys que Galileo va veure per primera vegada els satèl.lits de Júpiter, unes paraules seves:

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 geometric figures, without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it.


Galileo Galilei, Il Saggiatore (1623).

Cita trobada a e: the Story of a Number, d'Eli Maor.