A Quote by Richard Hughes on belief, mountains, science, scientists, and spirit

Science, being human enquiry, can hear no answer except an answer couched somehow in human tones. Primitive man stood in the mountains and shouted against a cliff; the echo brought back his own voice, and he believed in a disembodied spirit. The scientist of today stands counting out loud in the face of the unknown. Numbers come back to him - and he believes in the Great Mathematician.

Richard Hughes

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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