“In the end, the search for a single, all-encompassing theory of nature amounts, in essence, to the search for the symmetry of the universe."
--Shing-Tung Yau, Author of The Shape of Space
Fields Medal Winner, Department chair of mathematics at Harvard University
"Nature's rules are not arbitrary; they are dictated by the same general principle of symmetry and linked together in an organic whole."
--Anthony Zee, Author of Fearful Symmetry
Professor of Physics, UCSB and Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
"Symmetry pervades the inner world of the structure of matter, the outer world of the cosmos, and the abstract world of mathematics itself."
--Leon M. Lederman, Christopher T. Hill, Authors of Symmetry of the Beautiful Universe
Nobel Laureate, Pritzker Professor at University of Illinois
Head of Theoretical Physics Department at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
Here is what Albert Einstein said when asked if he was religious (which describes SP):
“A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, of the manifestations of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty—it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute the truly religious attitude; in this sense, and this alone, I am a deeply religious man.”
Carl Sagan had this to say, predicting the emergence of a meta-religious philosophy aligned with SP:
“A religion old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science, might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths. Sooner or later, such a religion will emerge. ”
Henry David Thoreau said this about the need for using nature as a guide towards deeper understanding:
“We are enabled to apprehend at all what is sublime and noble only by the perpetual instilling and drenching of the reality that surrounds us. We can never have enough of nature. ”