Tuesday, 24 September 2013

The mind of God

 Pillars of creation and other star forming regions in the Eagle Nebula (constellation Serpens)

"If we do discover a complete theory, it should in time be understandable in broad principle by everyone, not just a few scientists. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people, be able to take part in the discussion of why it is that we and the universe exist. If we find the answer to that, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason - for then we would truly know the mind of God."

Stephen Hawking (A Brief History of Time - concluding passage)
Image courtesy: NASA