Friday, January 03, 2020

Without Respite

Progress leads to confusion leads to progress and on and on without respite.  Every one of the many major advances ... created sooner or later, more often sooner, new problems.  These confusions, never twice the same, are not to be deplored.  Rather, those who participate experience them as a privilege.

-- Abraham Pais (1918 - 2000), Dutch-born American physicist and science historian, assistant to Niels Bohr in Denmark and later a colleague of Albert Einstein at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, Inward Bound : Of Matter and Forces in the Physical World (1988), p. 4

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