"In 1963, when I assigned the name ‘quark’ to the fundamental constituents of the nucleon, I had the sound first, without the spelling, which could have been ‘kwork’."
"I am convinced that it is impossible to expound the methods of induction in a sound manner, without resting them upon the theory of probability..."
"Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and reinvigorate it."
"The universe consists only of atoms and the void; all else is opinion and illusion."
"The mathematician’s patterns, like the painter’s or the poet’s, must be beautiful."
Albert Einstein was a physicist best known for his theory of relativity. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921 for his discovery of the photoelectric effect and other [...]
Everyone believes in the normal law, the experimenters because they imagine that it is a mathematical theorem, and the mathematicians because they think it is an experimental fact.
The validity of all the Inductive Methods depends on the assumption that every event, or the beginning of every phenomenon, must have some cause.
"When some portion of the biosphere is rather unpopular with the human race [...] there are three sorts of human being who are particularly likely still to see point in it and [...]
"Nature’s economy shall be the base for our own, for it is immutable, but ours is secondary."