Wednesday, October 30, 2013

John Archibald Wheeler on Ignorance

We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.

From "Scientific American" (1992). John Archibald Wheeler (1911–2008) was an American theoretical physicist who was largely responsible for reviving interest in general relativity in the United States after World War II. Wheeler also worked with Niels Bohr in explaining the basic principles behind nuclear fission.

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