Someone told me that each equation I included in the book would halve the sales.
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Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
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.
When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have.
The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?
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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The answer, of course, in the mouth of a Christian teacher is that in Christianity alone is there both present joy and future hope.
Mary A. Ward
When people are lonely they stoop to any companionship.
It's hard for women to talk about these things, and for the doctors to really talk about it too, and to even have the knowledge of what's going on. That's why I'm doing this and urging women to speak out and talk to their doctors frankly.