April 18, 2011

Harmony of the Spheres

I'm currently reading the book Galileo, part of the Christian Encounters series, by Mitch Stokes. In the early pages of the book, Stokes briefly outlines the essentials of Pythagorean beliefs, namely: that the universe at its core is fundamentally mathematical.
Astronomer Johannes Kepler believed that the precise mathematical movements of the planets actually produced music--"the harmony of the spheres".

It's not exactly hard science, but it got me thinking about the possibilities of a universe where the movements of the planets and other heavenly bodies do produce some form of celestial music or other phenomenon.
What might such a world be like? What sort of mysteries might such a universe hold?
What adventures might await an ambitious explorer?


  1. Nice! You come up with some of the coolest ideas!

  2. Oh, wow! I REALLY like that idea! Is it copyrighted yet? :D

  3. : )
    No copyright on it, Laura. If my ramblings have given you an idea, take it with my best wishes and compliments!


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