Saturday Quote: Erwin Schrödinger on Science


“I am very astonished that the scientific picture of the real world around me is very deficient. It gives us a lot of factual information, puts all of our experience in a magnificently consistent order, but it is ghastly silent about all and sundry that is really near to our heart that really matters to us. It cannot tell us a word about red and blue, bitter and sweet, physical pain and physical delight; it knows nothing of beautiful and ugly, good or bad, God and eternity. Science sometimes pretends to answer questions in these domains but the answers are very often so silly that we are not inclined to take them seriously.”

– Erwin Schrödinger, Nature and the Greeks, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1954.

Note: Erwin Schrödinger is the founding father of the Quantum mechanics and received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1933.

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