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Perhaps the belief in God is the belief that the universe is intelligible, but not to us.
Humans are addicted to the hope for a final reckoning, but intellectual humility requires that we resist the temptation to assume that tools of the kind we now have are in principle sufficient to understand the universe as a whole.
Each of our lives is a part of the lengthy process of the universe gradually waking up and becoming aware of itself.
The universe has become not only conscious and aware of itself but capable in some respects of choosing its path into the future—though all three, the consciousness, the knowledge, and the choice, are dispersed over a vast crowd of beings, acting both individually and collectively.
It isn't just that I don't believe in God.... It's that I hope there is no God! I don't want there to be a God; I don't want the universe to be like that.
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The accumulation of skill and science which has been directed to diminish the difficulty of producing manufactured goods, has not been beneficial to that country alone in which it is concentrated distant kingdoms have participated in its advantages.
July 4, 1937
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