No matter how hard you try to teach your cat general relativity, you're going to fail.
We can certainly go further than cats, but why should it be that our brains are somehow so suited to the universe that our brains will be able to understand the deepest workings?
A clear night sky and a little instruction allows anyone to soar in mind and imagination to the farthest reaches of an enormous universe in which we are but a speck. And there is nothing more exhilarating and humbling than that.
If you're just playing football for winning or losing, you're playing for the wrong reasons,
About two o'clock in the morning he called me, and I could tell he was pretty distraught,
The boldness of asking deep questions may require unforeseen flexibility if we are to accept the answers.
The observations are spectacular and the conclusions are stunning. It shows that galaxies are nothing but quantum mechanics writ large across the sky.
We had guys in the past who wanted to win now we have guys who expect to win. It's an attitude shift in the way we think about ourselves.
I've spent something like 17 years working on a theory for which there is essentially no direct experimental support.
His father was a great guy and was always a good fan. He loved Duke football, and he loved his son, which is why Jim is struggling with this so much. He loved his dad. We're all feeling for him right now, and we hope he gets through this tough time.
We all get papers like those in the mail. We put them in the crank file.
The actual fabric of space and time curving My God, what an idea It takes a certain type of person who will bang his head against the wall because you believe you'll find the solution.
I have long thought that anyone who does not regularly - or ever - gaze up and see the wonder and glory of a dark night sky filled with countless stars loses a sense of their fundamental connectedness to the universe.
Its tremendous news for us.
I think individuals are enormously surprised by the progress. When you look around the world, it's a very rich but complex place. When you understand the physics behind it, you understand it's a few simple laws ... if these cutting-edge ideas are correct.
Every boy ran his fastest time of the season, ... They will have to continue improvements on Wednesday against powerful Fayetteville-Manlius.
Right now we are facing adversity, but we just have to stick together. We have a chance to play in the tournament now and win. We have the team to do it.
Physicists are more like avant-garde composers, willing to bend traditional rules... Mathematicians are more like classical composers.
Sometimes attaining the deepest familiarity with a question is our best substitute for actually having the answer.
If the theory turns out to be right, that will be tremendously thick and tasty icing on the cake.
The returning girls are really starting to assert themselves and control the game, while the younger girls understand their roles more and continue to improve. This team is improving game by game and is ready for league play to begin.
It's not the way I would have liked these five years to go, but another thing you learn as a player and as an individual when you go through things like this is there's only so much you can control. You've got to take care of yourself before you can take care of anybody else, and every week you've just got to go out and do what you can do to help the team win.
The market rates are so out of control right now that to go into bid at this time of year is really difficult.
Being on the road and competing at such a high level will give us confidence going into league play Monday at Corcoran.
A unified theory would put us at the doorstep of a vast universe of things that we could finally explore with precision.
As the astounding vastness of the universe becomes obscured, there is a throwback to a vision of a universe that essentially amounts to earth, or one's country, or state or city. Perspective becomes myopic.
Five years is a long time to be doing this I'd be lying to you if I said it any different. It's an inner struggle within yourself. It's like going to your job every day and never getting paid for it.
I love playing away games it's one of my favorite things to do. You go to a packed stadium with crazy fans, and they're all yelling and screaming at you. The best thing, in my opinion, is to hear quiet in a full opposing stadium.
And that's the thing that a lot of people don't really get and a lot of you guys (sportswriters) don't understand. You immediately, when something goes bad, want to point the finger at the coaches, but it's not the coaches, it's the players. Right now we're not getting the job done. We're making mistakes and missing plays, things that we control. The coach has no control over what goes on on the field. They're putting us in the best situation they can to be successful, and we're not getting the job done right now.
We might be the holographic image of a two-dimensional structure.
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