Wall Street Journal - 24/09/2010
Neither Kant nor Einstein thought physics explained everything.
How did the universe begin? Some think the question has no answer—that it lies beyond the limits of human reason.
Others think the question has an answer, but that the answer depends not on reason but on faith. What almost no one believes is that there is a single, rational scientific theory that tells us how the universe emerged from the primeval nothingness. How could there be such a thing? When Isaac Newton proposed his laws of gravity, he did so in a spirit of awe and reverence before the simplicity and beauty of the physical world.
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