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Quotations about the universe

Steven Weinberg – In the beginning, an explosion. . .

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In the beginning there was an explosion. Not an explosion like those familiar on earth, starting from a definite center and spreading out to engulf more and more of the circurmambient air, but an explosion which occurred simultaneously everywhere, filling all space from the beginning, with every particle of matter rushing apart from every other particle.

Steven Weinberg   (1933-)
The First Three Minutes

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Laozi / Lao-Tzu – There is a thing inherent and natural

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Lao TzuThere is a thing inherent and natural,
Which existed before heaven and earth.
Motionless and fathomless,
It stands alone and never changes;
It pervades everywhere and never becomes exhausted.
It may be regarded as the Mother of the Universe.
I do not know its name. If I am forced to give it a name, I call it Tao, and I name it as supreme.

Laozi / Lao-Tzu   (604 BC-531 BC)

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Freeman Dyson – Hasten the arrival of eschatology

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I hope. . .to hasten the arrival of the day when eschatology, the study of the end of the universe, will be a respectable scientific discipline and not merely a branch of theology.

Freeman Dyson   (1923-)

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Richard Feynman – This fantastically marvelous universe

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Richard FeynmanIt doesn’t seem to me that this fantastically marvelous universe, this tremendous range of time and space and different kinds of animals, and all the different planets, and all these atoms with all their motions, and so on, all this complicated thing can merely be a stage so that God can watch human beings struggle for good and evil – which is the view that religion has. The stage is too big for the drama.

Richard Feynman   (1918-1988)

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Democritus – The first principles of the universe

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The first principles of the universe are atoms and empty space. The atoms are unlimited in size and number, and they are borne along in the whole universe in a vortex, and thereby generate all composite things — fire, water, air, earth. For even these are conglomerations of given atoms.

Democritus  

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