Nature and Beauty

“If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing.

If nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living.” Henri Poincare

“Beauty is the internal conformation of the various items of experience with each other, for the production of maximum effectiveness…. Thus the parts contribute to the massive feeling of the whole, and the whole contributes to the intensity of feeling of the parts…. The teleology of the Universe is directed to the production of beauty.

Creation is the intensification of beauty”

Whitehead, “Adventure of Ideas.” (pgs. 341, 324)