Savant Quotes (1 quote)
If you ask me whether science has solved, or is likely to solve, the problem of this universe, I must shake my head in doubt. We have been talking of matter and force; but whence came matter, and whence came force? You remember the first Napoleons question, when the savans who accompanied him to Egypt discussed in his presence the problem of the universe, and solved it to their apparent satisfaction. He looked aloft to the starry heavens, and saidIt is all very well, gentlemen, but who made all these! That question still remains unanswered, and science makes no attempt to answer it.