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Adapting from the earlier book Gravitation, I wrote, Spacetime tells matter how to move; matter tells spacetime how to curve. In other words, a bit of matter (or mass, or energy) moves in accordance with the dictates of the curved spacetime where it is located. At the same time, that bit of mass or energy is itself contributing to the curvature of spacetime everywhere.
Each of the major sciences has contributed an essential ingredient in our long retreat from an initial belief in our own cosmic importance. Astronomy defined our home as a small planet tucked away in one corner of an average galaxy among millions; biology took away our status as paragons created in the image of God; geology gave us the immensity of time and taught us how little of it our own species has occupied.
Every good thought you think is contributing its share to the ultimate result of your life.
I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs.
It seems plain and self-evident, yet it needs to be said: the isolated knowledge obtained by a group of specialists in a narrow field has in itself no value whatsoever, but only in its synthesis with all the rest of knowledge and only inasmuch as it really contributes in this synthesis toward answering the demand, Who are we?
Science not only purifies the religious impulse of the dross of its anthropomorphism but also contributes to a religious spiritualization of our understanding of life.
Technology, while adding daily to our physical ease, throws daily another loop of fine wire around our souls. It contributes hugely to our mobility, which we must not confuse with freedom. The extensions of our senses, which we find so fascinating, are no
The scientist is not much given to talking of the riddle of the universe. Riddle is not a scientific term. The conception of a riddle is something which can he solved. And hence the scientist does not use that popular phrase. We dont know the why of anything. On that matter we are no further advanced than was the cavedweller. The scientist is contented if he can contribute something toward the knowledge of what is and how it is.
There is no gene for such unambiguous bits of morphology as your left kneecap or your fingernail ... Hundreds of genes contribute to the building of most body parts and their action is channeled through a kaleidoscopic series of environmental influences: embryonic and postnatal, internal and external. Parts are not translated genes, and selection doesnt even work directly on parts.
Whenever a new scientific concept comes into prominence, it sends shock waves of surprise to the scholars contributing to that field.