Friday, April 18, 2008

The Spheres Above

From Science Musings:
Music and mathematics have much in common, but seldom has music so explicitly captured the spirit of scientific achievement as in Purcell's composition for St. Cecilia's Day, 1692. The music rapturously celebrates what Halley, in his prefatory poem to the Principia, called "the Laws which God, framing the universe, set not aside but made the fixed foundations of his work."

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