Once we see, however, that the probability of life originating at random is so utterly miniscule as to make it absurd, it becomes sensible to think that the favorable properties of physics on which life depends are in every respect deliberate ... . It is therefore almost inevitable that our own measure of intelligence must reflect ... higher intelligences ... even to the limit of God ... such a theory is so obvious that one wonders why it is not widely accepted as being self-evident. The reasons are psychological rather than scientific.
We do not aim at « mathematical rigour » of exposition, which in theoretical Physics often amounts to self-deception.
It is to be emphasized that no matter how many [amplitude] arrows we draw, add, or multiply, our objective is to calculate a single final arrow for the event . Mistakes are often made by Physics students at first because they do not keep this important point in mind. They work for so long analyzing events involving a single photon that they begin to think that the arrow is somehow associated with the photon [rather than with the event].richard feynman
On the contrary, it's because somebody knows something about it that we can't talk about Physics . It's the things that nobody knows anything about that we can discuss. We can talk about the weather; we can talk about social problems; we can talk about psychology; we can talk about international finance gold transfers we can't talk about, because those are understood so it's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!richard feynman
At present, when the prevailing forms of society have become hindrances to the free expression of human powers, it is precisely the abstract branches of science, mathematics and theoretical Physics, which ... offer a less distorted form of knowledge than other branches of science which are interwoven with the pattern of daily life, and the practicality of which seemingly testifies to their realistic character.max horkheimer
It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to Physics and chemistry.
The Physics of motion provides one of the clearest examples of the counter-intuitive and unexpected nature of science.Lewis Wolpert
Doing Physics is much more enjoyable than just learning it. Maybe 'doing it' is the right way of learning, at least as far as I am concerned.
Chemistry has been termed by the physicist as the messy part of Physics, but that is no reason why the physicists should be permitted to make a mess of chemistry when they invade it.frederick soddy
That is simple my friend: because politics is more difficult than Physics.Albert Einstein
I think of Physics as the liberal arts of technology . You understand the fundamental aspects of Physics, and then you can learn the technology and understand how it relates to current world problems. I'm teaching the elementary Physics that is most useful for someone who is trying to live in a technological world, to contribute to that world, and to make correct decisions.
Physics is essentially an intuitive and concrete science. Mathematics is only a means for expressing the laws that govern phenomena.Albert Einstein
Physics and philosophy are at most a few thousand years old, but probably have lives of thousands of millions of years stretching away in front of them. They are only just beginning to get under way.james jeans
After the conversations about Indian philosophy, some of the ideas of Quantum Physics that had seemed so crazy suddenly made much more sense.
On the side of Physics, there were a few key figures in Oxford who realized, in all probability unlike the majority of their colleagues in the Physics department, that Physics without interpretation is only part of the story, and that theories like quantum mechanics need careful foundational reflection.harvey brown
Three principles — the conformability of nature to herself, the applicability of the criterion of simplicity, and the "unreasonable effectiveness" of certain parts of mathematics in describing physical reality — are thus consequences of the underlying law of the elementary particles and their interactions. Those three principles need not be assumed as separate metaphysical postulates. Instead, they are emergent properties of the fundamental laws of Physics.murray gell-mann
There are very few things that can be proved rigorously in condensed matter Physics.anthony james leggett
There is no concept in the whole field of Physics which is more difficult to understand than is the concept of entropy, nor is there one which is more fundamental.
There is only one science, Physics: everything else is social work.james d. watson
Trained in a less severe school than that of geometry and Physics, his reasonings are almost always loose and inconclusive. His generalizations seem to have been reached before he had obtained the materials upon which he rests them: His facts, though frequently new and interesting, are often little more than conjectures; and the grand phenomena of the world of life, and instinct, and reason, which other minds have woven into noble and elevating truths, have thus become in Mr. Darwin's hands the basis of a dangerous and degrading speculation.david brewster
The complexity of the connection between the world of perception and the world of Physics does not preclude that such a connection can be shown to exist at any time.max horkheimer
Today, like the elusive planet Vulcan in the nineteenth century, dark matter is accepted by the majority of astronomers and physicists as actually existing. Dark matter, although it has never been seen, is part of the generally accepted standard model of Physics and cosmology, which also includes the big bang beginning of the universe.john moffat
Let us keep the discoveries and indisputable measurements of Physics . But ... A more complete study of the movements of the world will oblige us, little by little, to turn it upside down; in other words, to discover that if things hold and hold together, it is only by reason of complexity, from above.
Pure mathematics , being mere tautology, and pure Physics , being mere fact, could not have engendered them; for creatures to live, must sense the useful and the good; and engines to run must have energy available as work:;: and both, to endure, must regulate themselves. So it is to Thermodynamics and to its brother ?p log p , called Information theory, that we look for the distinctions between work and energy and between signal and noise.
Christians believed in a teleological cosmos, one created by an omniscient God, a Grand Designer, for a specific purpose. This comforting view was threatened by the new statistical methods in Physics, and also by Darwin's theory of evolution, which assumes that chance may intervene between generations to introduce new characteristics.
Biology is not Physics , because organisms are such complex physical objects, and sociology is not biology because human societies are made by self-conscious organisms. By pretending to a kind of knowledge that it cannot achieve, social science can only engender the scorn of natural scientists and the cynicism of the humanists.
In physical terms, Yagna is a process aimed at refinement of the subtle energy existing in matter with the help of thermal energyof the Mantras. The knowledge of philosophy and science of Yagna as essential for understanding and experimenting the science of spirituality as the knowledge of elementary Physics is for material based sciences. The experiments of Yagna, when performed at a small scale in a day to day life are called – Havan or Agnihotra .
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