Thursday, 21 February 2013

Something I Read...

“We have been vouchsafed four powerful and profound scientific theories since the great scientific revolution of the West was set in motion in the seventeenth century – Newtonian mechanics, James Clerk Maxwell’s theory of the electromagnetic field, special and general relativity, and quantum mechanics...These splendid artifacts of the human imagination have made the world more mysterious than it ever was.  We know better than we did what we do not know and have not grasped.  We do not know how the universe began.  We do not know why it is there.”

                   -  David Berlinski, The Devil’s Delusion:  Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions (xiv-xv) 

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