Relentless Pursuit of Wisdom and Liberty

The weblog companion of, dedicated to pondering, "If Patrick Henry could see us now..."

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Einstein on the order of the universe

George Will quotes Einstein, and it's an incredibly accurate distillation of the wondrous possibility of faith and science co-existing in the same person:
Einstein's theism, such as it was, was his faith that God does not play dice with the universe -- that there are elegant, eventually discoverable laws, not randomness, at work. Saying "I'm not an atheist," he explained: "We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is."
An engineer by education, an IT guy by trade, and a Christian by faith and grace, this is exactly how I feel. Reading this quote, which I hadn't ever heard before, has made me think about trying to learn more about Einstein, his theories, and his views.


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