„Universe consists of frozen light.“

—  David Bohm

Última atualização 3 de Junho de 2021. História
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David Bohm1
1917 - 1992

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„The Universe consists of non-simultaneously apprehended events.“

—  Buckminster Fuller American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor and futurist 1895 - 1983

As quoted by Robert Anton Wilson in Maybe Logic - The Lives and Ideas of Robert Anton Wilson (2003)
From 1980s onwards

Thomas Aquinas photo

„The greatness of the human being consists in this: that it is capable of the universe.“

—  Thomas Aquinas Italian Dominican scholastic philosopher of the Roman Catholic Church 1225 - 1274

De Veritate (On Truth) q. 1, art. 2, ad 4

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow photo
Paramahansa Yogananda photo
Manav Gupta photo

„Light, for me is Hope. Colour, the Universe in which it exists.“

—  Manav Gupta Indian artist 1967

Extract critique by Uma Nair, Asian Age (Sourced from Victoria Ross Blog http://manavguptaartist.blogspot.in/), 2012
2010s

Pablo Neruda photo

„Every day you play with the light of the universe.“

—  Pablo Neruda, livro Vinte Poemas de Amor e uma Canção Desesperada

Fonte: Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

Simone Weil photo

„Two forces rule the universe: light and gravity.“

—  Simone Weil French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist 1909 - 1943

Benjamin Disraeli photo

„A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881

Fonte: Speech http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1873/mar/11/second-reading-adjourned-debate in the House of Commons (11 March 1873).

Isaac Newton photo
Kurt Vonnegut photo

„I was on par with the Creator of the Universe there in the dark in the cocktail lounge. I shrunk the Universe to a ball exactly one light-year in diameter.“

—  Kurt Vonnegut, livro Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions (1973)
Contexto: I was on par with the Creator of the Universe there in the dark in the cocktail lounge. I shrunk the Universe to a ball exactly one light-year in diameter. I had it explode. I had it disperse itself again.
Ask me a question, any question. How old is the Universe? It is one half-second old, but the half-second has lasted one quintillion years so far. Who created it? Nobody created it. It has always been here.
What is time? It is a serpent which eats its tail, like this:
This is the snake which uncoiled itself long enough to offer Eve the apple, which looked like this:
What was the apple which Eve and Adam ate? It was the Creator of the Universe.
And so on.
Symbols can be so beautiful, sometimes.

Johannes Kepler photo

„Nothing which consists of corporeal matter is absolutely light, but that is comparatively lighter which is rarer“

—  Johannes Kepler, livro Astronomia nova

As quoted by Bryant, ibid.
Astronomia nova (1609)
Contexto: Nothing which consists of corporeal matter is absolutely light, but that is comparatively lighter which is rarer, either by its own nature, or by accidental heat. And it is not to be thought that light bodies are escaping to the surface of the universe while they are carried upwards, or that they are not attracted by the earth. They are attracted, but in a less degree, and so are driven outwards by the heavy bodies; which being done, they stop, and are kept by the earth in their own place.

Isaac Asimov photo

„Scientific theories can always be improved and are improved. That is one of the glories of science. It is the authoritarian view of the Universe that is frozen in stone and cannot be changed, so that once it is wrong, it is wrong forever.“

—  Isaac Asimov American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, known for his works of science fiction and popular … 1920 - 1992

"The Nearest Star" (1989) (reprinted in The Secret of the Universe (1992), p. 82)
General sources

John Moffat photo
Nick Herbert photo

„A universe that displays local phenomena but upon a non-local reality is the only sort of world consistent with known facts and Bell's proof.“

—  Nick Herbert American physicist 1936

Fonte: Quantum Reality - Beyond The New Physics, Chapter 12, Bell's Interconnectedness Theorem, p. 230

Gerald James Whitrow photo

„Another interesting feature of the Einstein universe is that in principle it could be circumnavigated by a ray of light.“

—  Gerald James Whitrow British mathematician 1912 - 2000

The Structure of the Universe: An Introduction to Cosmology (1949)
Contexto: Another interesting feature of the Einstein universe is that in principle it could be circumnavigated by a ray of light... it is unlikely that the rays would converge with sufficient accuracy. Nevertheless it is interesting to consider the possibility that some of the stars and nebulae which we see may after all be only optical ghosts.<!--p.79

„Why are the heavens not filled with light? Why is the universe plunged into darkness?“

—  Edward Robert Harrison British astronomer 1919 - 2007

Darkness at Night: a Riddle of the Universe (1987), p. 1

Arthur James Balfour photo

„Everything that happened, good or bad, would subtract something from the lessening store of useful energy, till a time arrived when nothing could happen any more, and the universe, frozen into eternal repose, would for ever be as if it were not.“

—  Arthur James Balfour British Conservative politician and statesman 1848 - 1930

Theism and humanism
Contexto: Everything that happened, good or bad, would subtract something from the lessening store of useful energy, till a time arrived when nothing could happen any more, and the universe, frozen into eternal repose, would for ever be as if it were not. /.../ The physical course of nature does not merely fail to indicate design, it seems loudly to proclaim its absence.

Charles Sanders Peirce photo

„The third Universe comprises everything whose being consists in active power to establish connections between different objects, especially between objects in different Universes. Such is everything which is essentially a Sign“

—  Charles Sanders Peirce American philosopher, logician, mathematician, and scientist 1839 - 1914

A Neglected Argument for the Reality of God (1908)
Contexto: Of the three Universes of Experience familiar to us all, the first comprises all mere Ideas, those airy nothings to which the mind of poet, pure mathematician, or another might give local habitation and a name within that mind. Their very airy-nothingness, the fact that their Being consists in mere capability of getting thought, not in anybody's Actually thinking them, saves their Reality. The second Universe is that of the Brute Actuality of things and facts. I am confident that their Being consists in reactions against Brute forces, notwithstanding objections redoubtable until they are closely and fairly examined. The third Universe comprises everything whose being consists in active power to establish connections between different objects, especially between objects in different Universes. Such is everything which is essentially a Sign — not the mere body of the Sign, which is not essentially such, but, so to speak, the Sign's Soul, which has its Being in its power of serving as intermediary between its Object and a Mind.

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