Aside from the fact that mathematics is the necessary instrument of natural science, purely mathematical inquiry in itself, according to the conviction of many great thinkers, by its special character, its certainty and stringency, lifts the human mind into closer proximity with the divine than is attainable through any other medium. Mathematics is the science of the infinite, its goal the symbolic comprehension of the infinite with human, that is finite, means. It is the great achievement of the Greeks to have made the contrast between the finite and the infinite fruitful for the cognition of reality. Coming from the Orient, the religious intuition of the infinite, the apeiron, takes hold of the Greek soul. This tension between the finite and the infinite and its conciliation now becomes the driving motive of Greek investigation.
Hermann Weyl: God and the Universe: The Open World (via fuckyeahphilosophy)
I cant tell if this is bullshit or not.