The artists of the renaissance said that man’s main concern should be for man. And yet … even the artist appreciates sunsets and the ocean waves and the march of the stars across the heavens … As we look into these things … we get a certain aesthetic pleasure from them directly on observation, but there’s also a rhythm and a pattern between the phenomena of nature which isn’t apparent to the eye but only to the eye of analysis. And it’s these rhythms and patterns which we call physical law.
— Richard Feynman
The Character of Physical Law – Part 1: The Law of Gravitation | Richard Feynman