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I am always surprised when a young man tells me he wants to work at cosmology. I think of cosmology as something that happens to one, not something one can choose.
I happen to be a kind of monkey. I have a monkeylike curiosity that makes me want to feel, smell, and taste things which arouse my curiosity, then to take them apart. It was born in me. Not everybody is like that, but a scientific researchist should be. Any fool can show me an experiment is useless. I want a man who will try it and get something out of it.
Kriegman says Think binary. When matter meets antimatter, both vanish, into pure energy. But both existed; I mean, there was a condition well call existence. Think of one and minus one. Together they add up to zero, nothing, nada, niente, right? Picture them together, then picture them separatingpeeling apart. Now you have something, you have two somethings, where once you had nothing.
Science is founded on uncertainty. Each time we learn something new and surprising, the astonishment comes with the realization that we were wrong before.
Something unknown is doing we dont know whatthat is what our theory amounts to.
The fascination of any search after truth lies not in the attainment, which at best is found to be very relative, but in the pursuit, where all the powers of the mind and character are brought into play and are absorbed by the task. One feels oneself in contact with something that is infinite and one finds joy that is beyond expression in sounding the abyss of science and the secrets of the infinite mind.
The law of conservation of energy tells us we can't get something for nothing, but we refuse to believe it.
The more I think of it, I find this conclusion more impressed upon methat the greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way.
[Misquotation; not by Einstein.] You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.