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Cosmology: The New Religion

September 10, 2010, 7:06 AM
"If the Scholastic theologians of the Middle Ages liked to speculate about the number of angels on the heads of pins, we today like to speculate about the number of dimensions wrapped up in string theory. ... Many would balk at the suggestion that cosmology is the new alchemy. Jung spent many hours discussing it with the leading quantum physicist Wolfgang Pauli. The two eventually published on the matter. So, it’s an association that can be justified, and helps to explain the deep interest that is so evident today. It’s not just the physics. The biggest questions themselves are embedded in the subject too."
 

Cosmology: The New Religion

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