Re: ohh fuck it
FRANK's Quotations for Mar 14 from Albert Einstein
Foraging Quote: We should take care not to make intellect our god; it has,
of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
Reflecting quote: I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine
times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
Adopting quote: A theory can be proved by experiment; but no path leads
from experiment to the birth of a theory.
Nurturing Quote: Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not
Knuckling Down Quote: Try not to become a man of success but rather try to
become a man of value.
"If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts."
traditional paraphrase sequence:
"God does not play dice with the universe." -- Einstein
"Who are you to tell God what to do?" -- Bohr
"God not only plays dice, but sometimes throws them where they cannot be
seen." -- Hawking
From: "David C. Kifer" <dkifer#NoSpam.sky-access.com>
I cannot believe that God plays dice with the cosmos. -- Albert Einstein,
in _Observer_, 1954 [or]
Jedenfalls bin ich ö€›berzeugt, dass _der_ nicht wö€›rfelt. [At any rate, I am
convinced that _He_ [God] does not play dice.] ---Einstein, Letter to Max
Born, 4 December 1926 in _Einstein und Born Briefwechsel_ (1969) p. 130
God plays dice with the universe, but they're loaded dice."
-- Joseph Ford, physicist; personal quote acknowledged in "CHAOS; Making a
New Science," James Gleick; Viking Penguin Inc, NY; 1987 (p314)
It seems certain that Einstein was doubly wrong when he said "God does not
play dice." Consideration of particle emission from black holes would seem
to suggest that God not only plays dice but also sometimes throws them
where they cannot be seen. -- Dr Stephen W. Hawking, NATURE, 1975 [no
article by Hawking in Nature that year, but mentioned thus: Specifically,
it is in Nature 257 (October 2, 1975), 352, an account of a conference
written by Malcolm MacCallum. The account begins "God not only plays dice.
He also sometimes throws the dice where they cannot be seen" This statement
is made by S. W. Hawking (Cambridge University) in his recent work on black
holes... The reference seems to be to two preprints circulated by Hawking.
[also found in] Hawking concluded by reminding us that Albert Einstein once
said "God does not play dice with the universe." "On the contrary,"
Hawking said, "it appears that not only does God play dice, but also that
he sometimes throws the dice where they cannot be seen." --Jerry
Pournelle, _Galaxy_ magazine article reporting on Hawking lecture at Cal
Tech, October 1975, collected in the book _A Step Farther Out_ by Jerry
Pournelle, cr. 1979
God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His
own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of the players,
(ie everybody), to being involved in an obscure and complex version of
poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a
Dealer who won't tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.
-- "Good Omens" by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Well, this will do for today.I'm happy he also had a good sense of humor...
I see you
PS Why is Hawking repeating himself ?