Lee Smolin - Quotes

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General relativity predicts that time ends inside black holes because the gravitational collapse squeezes matter to infinite density. ---->>>

When we human beings hypothesize that a law of nature holds - even temporarily or situationally - we are creating an idea, but we are also making a hypothesis about how nature behaves, whose truth or usefulness has nothing to do with what we know or believe. ---->>>

Science moves fastest when there's plenty of debate and controversy. ---->>>

There certainly is a tension between the relativity of simultaneity and non-locality in quantum theory, but it's not strong enough to add up to a falsification of either side by itself. ---->>>

Every string theory that's been written down says the speed of light is universal. But other ideas about quantum gravity predict the speed of light has actually increased. ---->>>

How we think about the future and the past determines everything about how we think about our situation as human beings. ---->>>

We know that the expansion of our universe is accelerating, which means a number called the cosmological constant must be positive. ---->>>

If string theory is a mistake, it's not a trivial mistake. It's a deep mistake and therefore kind of worthy. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 06-21, 2015
Occupation: Physicist

Lee Smolin (; born June 6, 1955) is an American theoretical physicist, a faculty member at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, an adjunct professor of physics at the University of Waterloo and a member of the graduate faculty of the philosophy department at the University of Toronto. Smolin is best known for his 2006 book The Trouble with Physics, a popular science book which became famous by openly criticizing string theory as a viable scientific theory (wikipedia)