A Quote by J. Robert Oppenheimer on children, perception, and physics

There are children playing in the street who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.

J. Robert Oppenheimer

Source: Pearls of Wisdom

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Huston Smith on astronomy, e mc2, einstein, immortality, physics, religion, science, theologians, twentieth century, and worldview

As the twentieth century began, science equaled a materialistic worldview. As the twenty-first century began, the worldview of science, at least of physics and astronomy, may have traded place with that of religion. Consider Einstein's famous equation E = mc2. Nothing of matter dies but continues on in another form, elsewhere. The church divines and theologians for two thousand years have devised arguments and "proofs" of immortality but nothing equal to this.

Huston Smith

Source: Tales of Wonder: Adventures Chasing the Divine, an Autobiography, Pages: 68

Contributed by: mattmoes

A Quote by Ken Wilbur on theory, everything, physics, economics, history, dynamics, wars, and poetry

What would it mean if there were a theory that explained everything? And just what does "everything" actually mean, anyway? Would this new theory in physics explain, say the meaning of human poetry? Or how economics work? Or the stages of psychosexual development? Can this new physics explain the currents of ecosystems, or the dynamics of history, or why human wars are so terribly common?

Ken Wilbur

Source: A Theory of Everything : An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science and Spirituality.

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Kedar on physics, 21st century, modern, ultramodern, superultramodern, non-spatial, matter, mechanics, idealism, and nstp theory

The physics of the 21st century shall deal essentially with non-spatial matter and non-spatial mechanics.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on contradiction, paradox, physics, randomness, chance, and science

The world of science lives fairly comfortably with paradox. We know that light is a wave, and also that light is a particle. The discoveries made in the infinitely small world of particle physics indicate randomness and chance, and I do not find it any more difficult to live with the paradox of a universe of randomness and chance and a universe of pattern and purpose than I do with light as a wave and light as a particle. Living with contradiction is nothing new to the human being.

Madeleine L'Engle

Source: Two-Part Invention

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Richard David Bach on physics, ideas, speed of light, crazy, truth, and relativity

So much of what we said sounded crazy, yet none of it was false... as if two theoretical physicists stood on stage to say that when we travel near lightspeed, we get younger than nontravellers; that a mile of space next to the sun is differnt than a mile of space next to the earth because the sun-mile space is curved more than the the earth-mile.
Silly ideas, worth the admission price in smiles, but they're true.  Is high-energy physics interesting because it's true or because it's crazy?

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: The Bridge Across Forever : A Lovestory, Pages: 390

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Domus Ulixes on physics, society, boredom, habitat, and doctrinated

All men, no matter how confined to their habitat or surrounded by a dogmatic society will, unless being daily heavily indoctrinated, eventually discover the laws of physics. If only out of boredom.

Frederik Kerling

Contributed by: Domus Ulixes

A Quote by Robert Anton Wilson on quantum, physics, Robert, anton, wilson, wars, and murder

People have murdered each other, in massive wars and guerilla actions, for many centuries, and still murder each other in the present, over Ideologies and Religions which, stated as propositions, appear neither true nor false to modern logicians-- meaningless propositions that look meaningful to the linguistically naive.

Robert Anton Wilson

Source: Quantum Psychology: How Brain Software Programs You and Your World

Contributed by: launchd

A Quote by Aaron C. Murakami on time and physics

Time is not something but rather an effect that is relative to the density of the aether with light traveling through it.

Aaron Murakami

Source: The Quantum Key, p. 90

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Aaron C. Murakami on gravity and physics

Gravity is an effect of aether and mass interaction and is not a particle or a thing.

Aaron Murakami

Source: The Quantum Key, p. 78

Contributed by: peter

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