James Jeans Quotes
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It does not at present look as though Nature had designed the universe primarily for life; the normal star and the normal nebula have nothing to do with life except making it impossible. Life is the end of a chain of byproducts; it seems to be the accident, and life-destroying radiation the essential.
The hard sphere... has always a definite position in space; the electron apparently has not. A hard sphere takes up a very definite amount of room; an electron — well it is probably as meaningless to discuss how much room an electron takes up as it is to discuss how much room a fear, an anxiety, or an uncertainty takes up.
Because we are human beings and not mere animals, we try to discover as much as we can about the world in which our lives are cast. We have seen that there is only one method of gaining such knowledge - the method of science, which consists in a direct questioning of nature by observation and experiment.