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We feel that even when all possible scientific questions have been answered, the problems of life remain completely untouched

October 5, 2009

We feel that even when all possible scientific questions have been answered, the problems of life remain completely untouched.

Wittgenstein, in Appleyard, Understanding the Present, p.16

Elsa Einstein was once asked if she understood her famous husband’s theory of relativity. She replied, “Oh, no, although he has explained it to me many times — but it is not necessary to my happiness.”

ibid., p.38