The Orderliness Of The Universe
Lunar Lander returning to Apollo spacecraft after successful moon landing in 1969 Photo courtesy NASA.
The Orderliness Of The Universe Enables Scientific Discovery
The universe is governed by an incredible system of laws of mathematics and physics which enable scientists to undertake scientific discoveries, space exploration and even for men to travel to the moon and back.
The laws of nature can be measured and computed in the language of mathematics. Many of the greatest scientists have been struck by the fact that there is no logical necessity for a universe that obeys rules, let alone one that abides by the rules of mathematics.
The speed of light measures the same 186,000 miles per second, no matter if the light comes from a child's flashlight or a star that's galaxies away. Mathematically, there is an exact speed of light that doesn't change. But why this is so no one knows.
Physicist Eugene Wigner confesses that the mathematical underpinning of nature "is something bordering on the mysterious and there is no rational explanation for it."
Richard Feynman, a Nobel Prize winner for his work on quantum electrodynamics, said, "Why nature is mathematical is a mystery...The fact that there are rules at all is a kind of miracle."