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English Physicist, b.1942
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A Briefer History of Time,
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All the evidence shows that God was actually quite a gambler, and the universe is a great casino, where dice are thrown, and roulette wheels spin on every occasion
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Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe?
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God not only plays dice, He also sometimes throws the dice where they cannot be seen.
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However, one cannot really argue with a mathematical theorem.
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I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was able to reason
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I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
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I put a lot of effort into writing A Briefer History at a time when I was critically ill with pneumonia because I think that it's important for scientists to explain their work, particularly in cosmology. This now answers many questions once asked of religion.
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I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
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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.
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If we find the answer [the unified theory], it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason -- for we would know the mind of God."
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It is no good getting furious if you get stuck. What I do is keep thinking about the problem but work on something else. Sometimes it is years before I see the way forward. In the case of information loss and black holes, it was 29 years.
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It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value
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It matters if you just don't give up
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Marilyn. Newton seems to have been an unpleasant character.
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Most sets of values would give rise to universes that, although they might be very beautiful, would contain no one able to wonder at that beauty.
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My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.
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Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
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Someone told me that each equation I included in the book would halve the sales.
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