Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Quote of the Day: A Plausible Inference
Arthur Eddington (Astrophysicist)
“The idea of a universal mind or Logos would be, I think, a fairly plausible inference from the present state of scientific theory.” (h/t y-origins.com)
Arthur Eddington was an early 20th cc. English astrophysicist, the son of Quaker parents. The Eddington Limit, the natural limit to the luminosity of stars, or the radiation generated by accretion onto a compact object, is named in his honour.
He is noted for his work regarding the Theory of Relativity. Eddington was particularly well known for his ability to explain the concepts in lay as well as scientific terms. He published the Mathematical Theory of Relativity in 1923. Albert Einstein suggested it was "the finest presentation of the subject in any language." source: Wikipedia.
"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"