Richard Feynman

Nobel Laureate, Physics

The Meaning of it All, London, Penguin, 2007

"The fact that there are rules at all to be checked is a kind of miracle; that it is possible to find a rule, like the inverse square law of gravitation, is some sort of miracle. It is not understood at all, but it leads to the possibility of prediction - that means it tells you what you would expect to happen in an experiment you have not yet done."p 23

"Even the greatest forces and abilities don't seem to carry any clear instructions on how to use them. As an example, the great accumulation of understanding as to how the physical world behaves only convinces me that this behavior has a kind of meaninglessness about it. The sciences do not directly teach good or bad." p32.

"ethical values lie outside the scientific realm." p43.

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