Quote for the Day – Einstein’s Louse and the Limits of Scientific Understanding

Minds and Brains

Nature is showing us only the tail of the lion, but I have no doubt that the lion belongs to it even though, because of its large size, it cannot totally reveal itself all at once. We can see it only the way a louse that is sitting on it would.

 ~Albert Einstein to Heinrich Zangger, quoted in Clifford Pickover, Archimedes to Hawking

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One Response to Quote for the Day – Einstein’s Louse and the Limits of Scientific Understanding

  1. amanimal says:

    Thanks, some very interesting stuff at ‘Minds and Brains’ !

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