A comprehensible World: quoting Albert Einstein


Einstein with Fr. George Lemaitre

“The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.”

“All of these endeavors are based on the belief that existence should have a completely harmonious structure. Today we have less ground than ever before for allowing ourselves to be forced away from this wonderful belief.”

Albert Einstein

Hoffmann, Albert Einstein: Creator and Rebel (New York: Viking, 1972), p. 18. t A. Einstein, Essays in Science (New York: Philosophical Library, 1934), p. 11


Food for thoughts: if the world around us wasn’t comprehensible, then what place science or philosophy would have in our society?

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