Paul Davies – For me, science is already…

For me, science is already fantastical enough. Unlocking the secrets of nature with fundamental physics…


“For me, science is already fantastical enough. Unlocking the secrets of nature with fundamental physics or cosmology or astrobiology leads you into a wonderland compared with which beliefs in things like alien abductions pale into insignificance.”
-Paul Davies

Paul Davies – Perhaps the best motivation for…

Perhaps the best motivation for going to Mars is political. It is obvious that no…


“Perhaps the best motivation for going to Mars is political. It is obvious that no single nation currently has either the will or the resources to do it alone, but a consortium of nations and space agencies could achieve it within 20 years.”
-Paul Davies

Paul Davies – Cosmologists have attempted to account…

Cosmologists have attempted to account for the day-to-day laws you find in textbooks…


“Cosmologists have attempted to account for the day-to-day laws you find in textbooks in terms of fundamental ‘superlaws,’ but the superlaws themselves must still be accepted as brute facts. So maybe the ultimate laws of nature will always be off-limits to science.”
-Paul Davies

Paul Davies – Traditionally, scientists have treated the…

Traditionally, scientists have treated the laws of physics as simply ‘given,’ elegant mathematical relationships that…


“Traditionally, scientists have treated the laws of physics as simply ‘given,’ elegant mathematical relationships that were somehow imprinted on the universe at its birth, and fixed thereafter. Inquiry into the origin and nature of the laws was not regarded as a proper part of science.”
-Paul Davies