Understanding The Universe Quotes by Libba Bray, Primo Levi, Stephen Hawking, Thomas Carlyle, David Eagleman, Richard Dawkins and many others.
In our travels, we have come across many equations–math for understanding the universe, for making music, for mapping stars, and also for tipping, which is important. Here is our favorite equation: Us plus Them equals All of Us. It is very simple math. Try it sometime. You probably wonвЂ™t even need a pencil.
Conquering matter is to understand it, and understanding matter is necessary to understanding the universe and ourselves: and that therefore Mendeleev’s Periodic Table, which just during those weeks we were learning to unravel, was poetry.
If we do discover a complete theory, it should be in time understandable in broad principle by everyone. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people be able to take part in the discussion of why we and the universe exist.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
I don’t pretend to understand the Universe – it’s a great deal bigger than I am.
Keep in mind that every single generation before us has worked under the assumption that they possessed all the major tools for understanding the universe, and they were all wrong, without exception.
After sleeping through a hundred million centuries, we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, bountiful with life.
My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.
Logic only tells us what’s there; it can’t really address what isn’t. Even the most devoted empiricist must admit that we have no hope of understanding the universe. Some things are unknowable.
You have to take seriously the notion that understanding the universe is your responsibility, because the only understanding of the universe that will be useful to you is your own understanding.
I found it stimulating to study the sciences. It was a side of understanding the universe that I hadn’t been exposed to.
We are the only instrument for understanding the universe. We have to ground it in human beings.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
At every stage of understanding the universe better, the benefits to civilisation have been immeasurable. None of those big leaps were made with us knowing what was going to happen.
The progress of the human race in understanding the universe has established a small corner of order in an increasingly disordered universe.
The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.