Saturday, September 15, 2007

Quote for week 9th - 15th of September '07



It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.

Albert Einstein

2 comments:

The Lucifer Principle said...

True. Nevertheless, credinciosii nu vor ezita sa-l pomeneasca pe Einstein in randurile lor, sau pe Newton (desi Newton a fost pasionat si de alchimie - yet another failed hobby).

Ui aici o pagina cu citate interesante :)
http://vagabox.com/BTB%2001.html

Sebi Buhai said...

Cu Newton e cu totul alta poveste, nu ai cum sa le amesteci (ie. alchimia & credinta, Einstein & Newton & beliefs etc etc).

Oricum, ceea ce e important (si ceea ce trebuie sa ramana important) e ca esti free to choose- si cata vreme libertatea nu ti-e ingradita, e treaba ta ce vrei sa crezi: tu alegi. Evident de la un anumit nivel incolo (vezi Einstein etc) te astepti si la alt nivel de intelegere, dar implicatiile pentru societate raman aceleasi.

BTW, multe din citatele de la link-ul indicat sunt scoase din context si devin nerelevante. A milita irational de cealalta parte e la fel de problematic cu a fi fanatic religios, at the very end of the day.