In the book, I make the point that here we have string theory and here we have twistor theory and we don't know if either one of them is the right approach to nature.
More Quotes from Roger Penrose:As for morality, well that's all tied up with the question of consciousness.
Some years ago, I wrote a book called the Emperor's New Mind and that book was describing a point of view I had about consciousness and why it was not something that comes about from complicated calculations.
So what I'm saying is why don't we think about changing Schrodinger's equation at some level when masses become too big at the level that you might have to worry about Einstein's general relativity.
The basic theory in twistor theory is not to add extra dimensions.
I like science fiction movies, but I think they are useful for giving us ideas and I think science fiction is very good at giving ideas.
Entire lights rays - you see if you made space, each of whose points represented an entire light ray, you'd find that space had five dimensions.
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