Oliver Sacks On Truth, Beauty And The Periodic Table

99679D00-EE25-4F4F-821E-7A990EE36A63Oliver Sacks (July 09, 1933 – August 30, 2015)

I had an overwhelming sense of Truth and Beauty when I saw the periodic table, a sense that this was not a mere human construct, arbitrary, but an actual vision of the eternal cosmic order, and that any future discoveries and advances, whatever they might add, would only reinforce, reaffirm, the truth of its order.