Note: Other quotes from Schrodinger were given in the
November/December 2007 issue of this journal.

“The grave error in a technically directed cultural drive is that it sees its highest goal in the possibility of achieving an alteration of nature. It hopes to set itself in the place of God, so that it may force upon the divine will some petty conventions of its dust-born mind.”

“Consciousness cannot be accounted for in physical terms. For consciousness is absolutely fundamental. It cannot be accounted for in terms of anything else.”

“We living beings all belong to one another, we are all actually members or aspects of a single Being, which we may in western terminology call God … .”

“Science is reticent too when it is a question of the great Unity … of which we all somehow form part, to which we belong. The most popular name for it in our time is God — with a capital ‘G’.”

“Science is a creative game with rules, which are designed by God himself: … but a game with reality, a game with sharpened knives. If a man cuts a picture into 1000 pieces, you solve the puzzle when you reassemble the pieces into a picture; in the success or failure, both your intelligence and your creativity compete. … The uncertainty is how many of the rules God himself has permanently ordained, and how many apparently are caused by your own mental inertia, while the solution generally becomes possible only through freedom from its limitations. This is perhaps the most exciting thing in the game.”

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