Lee Smolin

Born: 1955

Occupation: Physicist

Quotes of Lee Smolin

Lee Smolin

One possibility is: God is nothing but the power of the universe to organize itself.

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Lee Smolin

Some string theorists prefer to believe that string theory is too arcane to be understood by human beings, rather than consider the possibility that it might just be wrong.

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Lee Smolin

On the way, I shared the backseat of Feyerabend's little sports car with the inflatable raft he kept there in case an 8-point earthquake came while he was on the Bay Bridge.

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Lee Smolin

Having begun my life in science searching for the equation beyond time, I now believe that the deepest secret of the universe is that its essence rests in how it unfolds moment by moment in time.

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Lee Smolin

Science is not about what's true or what might be true, science is about what people with originally diverse viewpoints can be forced to believe by the weight of public evidence.

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Lee Smolin

Deep, persistent problems are never solved by accident; they are solved only by people who are obsessed with them and set out to solve them directly.

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Lee Smolin

There is nothing outside the universe

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Lee Smolin

We know no more than we did in 1975 - and that's not good

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Lee Smolin

A successful unification of quantum theory and relativity would necessarily be a theory of the universe as a whole. It would tell us, as Aristotle and Newton did before, what space and time are, what the...

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Lee Smolin

It can no longer be maintained that the properties of any one thing in the universe are independent of the existence or non-existence of everything else. It is, at last, no longer sensible to speak of...

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Lee Smolin

The revolution which began with the creation of quantum theory and relativity theory can only be finished with their unification into a single theory that can give us a single, comprehensive picture of...

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Lee Smolin

But in spite of the obvious effectiveness of mathematics in physics, I have never heard of a good a prioriargument that the world must be organised to mathematical principles.

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Lee Smolin

Any two particles in the universe attract each other through the gravitational interaction.

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Lee Smolin

Just like an ordinary guitar string, a fundamental string can vibrate in different modes. And it is these different modes of vibration of the string that are understood in string theory as being the different...

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