A passage from Lee Smolin's book, TIME REBORN (2013).
"Kepler and Galileo did not solve the mystery of the relationship between the divine, timeless realm of mathematics and the real world we live in. They deepened it. They breached the barrier between sky and Earth, putting Earth in the sky as one of the divine planets. They found mathematical curves in the motions of bodies on Earth and the planets around the sun. But they could not heal the fundamental rift, between time-bound reality and timeless mathematics."