There is nothing that living things do that cannot be understood from the point of view that they are made of atoms acting according to the laws of physics.
Richard P. Feynman Quotes
Physicists like to think that all you have to do is say, these are the conditions, now what happens next?
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical reasons, but that’s not why we do it.
I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics… Do not keep saying to yourself, if you can possibly avoid it, “But how can it be like that?” Because you will get “down the drain”, into an alley from which nobody has yet escaped. Nobody knows how it can be like that.
Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.
Why is nature so nearly symmetrical? No one has any idea why. The only thing we might suggest is something like this: There is a gate in Japan, a gate in Neiko, which is sometimes called by the Japanese the most beautiful gate in all Japan; it was built in a time when there was […]
You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you’re finished, you’ll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird… So let’s look at the bird and see what it’s doing – that’s what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and […]
You see, one thing is, I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it’s much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. I have approximate answers and possible beliefs and different degrees of uncertainty about different things, but I am not absolutely sure of […]
Do not keep saying to yourself, if you can possible avoid it, “But how can it be like that?” because you will get down the drain, into a blind alley from which nobody has yet escaped. Nobody knows how it can be like that.
I have approximate answers and possible beliefs and different degrees of uncertainty about different things, but I am not absolutely sure of anything and there are many things I don’t know anything about, such as whether it means anything to ask why we’re here… I don’t have to know an answer. I don’t feel frightened […]