Roger Penrose quote

"Well, I don't know if I can comment on Kant or Hegel because I'm no real philosopher in the sense of knowing what these people have said in any detail so let me not comment on that too much."

Roger Penrose

Born: August 8, 1931

Occupation: Physicist

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