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#16401 11/21/06 06:52 PM
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There is no way around it ... philosophy is an important component of understanding physics. Here's a quote for the day:

"The universe is not hostile, nor yet is it friendly. It is simply indifferent."
~ John Hughes Holmes


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#16402 11/27/06 08:26 PM
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Absolutely right about philosophy. There are, however, those who disagree:

Philosophy of science is about as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds.

Richard Feynman

This opinion is in marked contrast to the expressed beliefs of many other great scientist.

Here's another good one:

The less one knows about the universe, the easier it is to explain.

Leon Brunschvicg

I think Einstein would have like that one.

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#16403 11/27/06 11:29 PM
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I know I do.


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#16404 12/11/06 01:08 AM
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"The less one knows about the universe, the easier it is to explain.
Leon Brunschvicg"

Something like "ignorance is bliss".

OTOH "it is very easy to create complexity"
Jim Wood

#16405 12/11/06 10:10 PM
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Here's a gem apropos to the new forum software:

Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things is the most important factor.

Hesiod


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#16406 12/12/06 12:12 AM
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Nice.


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