I think that modern physics has definitely decided in favor of Plato. In fact the smallest units of matter are not physical objects in the ordinary sense; they are forms, ideas which can be expressed unambiguously only in mathematical language.

Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) German physicist
(Attributed)

Quoted in The New York Times Book Review (8 Mar 1992)
Added on 26-Jun-09 | Last updated 25-Jun-09
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