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Pauli, Wolfgang - On God



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A description of the experience

Werner Heisenberg (2007). Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science

Wolfgang shared my concern. ...
"Einstein's conception is closer to mine. His God is somehow involved in the immutable laws of nature. Einstein has a feeling for the central order of things. He can detect it in the simplicity of natural laws. We may take it that he felt this simplicity very strongly and directly during his discovery of the theory of relativity. Admittedly, this is a far cry from the contents of religion. I don't believe Einstein is tied to any religious tradition, and I rather think the idea of a personal God is entirely foreign to him."

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Pauli, Wolfgang

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