A Quote by Pierre Simon de Laplace on authors, books, needs, universe, and world

Napoleon: You have written this huge book on the system of the world without once mentioning the author of the universe. Laplace: Sire, I had no need of that hypothesis. Later when told by Napoleon about the incident, Lagrange commented: Ah, but that is a fine hypothesis. It explains so many things.

Pierre Simon de Laplace (1749 - 1827)

Source: DeMorgan's Budget of Paradoxes.

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