Everything in the world can be thought of in terms of numbers, especially nature. Oil sitting atop water is due to the density between the two fluids, and modelled in numbers by the Rayleigh-Taylor instability. Nature can't be that simple can it. Unfortunately, meteorologists still have trouble simulating past a couple of days, Edward Lorenz discovered this when his initial data was off by a few decimal places.

We can't argue that numbers and nature are just so captivating.