„The theory of the "expanding universe" might also be called the theory of the "shrinking atom".“

—  Arthur Stanley Eddington, The Expanding Universe (1933), Context: All change is relative. The universe is expanding relatively to our common material standards; our material standards are shrinking relatively to the size of the universe. The theory of the "expanding universe" might also be called the theory of the "shrinking atom". <...>
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—  Alan Guth American theoretical physicist and cosmologist 1947
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„Government is not a machine, but a living thing. It falls, not under the theory of the universe, but under the theory of organic life. It is accountable to Darwin, not to Newton.“

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„The quantum theory of parallel universes is not the problem, it is the solution.“

—  David Deutsch British physicist 1953
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„Torah is an ever-expanding universe“

—  Jeffrey Cohen 1940
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