‘Queerer Than We Can Suppose’


I liked the way Haldane put it:

My own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose‘.

A vital distinction. As for its path to acceptance:

I suppose the process of acceptance will pass through the usual four stages: a) This is worthless nonsense b) This is an interesting, but perverse, point of view, c) This is true, but quite unimportant, d) I always said so.’

No, no, you are not thinking, you are just being logical remarked Neils Bohr, a founder of Modern Physics, How wonderful that we have [finally] met with a paradox. Now we have some [real] hope of making progress.’