March 19, 2011

Leó Szilárd dixit

The physicist Leó Szilárd once announced to his friend Hans Bethe that he was thinking of keeping a diary:

- "I don't intend to publish. I am merely going to record the facts for the information of God".

- Don't you think God knows the facts?", Bethe asked. 

-Yes", said Szilard. "He knows the facts, but He does not know this version of the facts".

Hans Christian von Baeyer, Taming the Atom (1994)

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