'Everything in our world is purely mathematical — including you.' This would explain why math works so well in describing the cosmos. It also suggests an answer to the question that Stephen Hawking, the English cosmologist, asked in his book, 'A Brief History of Time': 'What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe?' Mathematics itself is on fire.

## Laws of nature, source unknown

December 19, 2007