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Max Planck

Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery.

Whence come I and whither go I? That is the great unfathomable question, the same for every one of us.

Scientific discovery has been achieved only by those who have gone in pursuit of it without any practical purpose whatsoever.

Portrait of Max Planck

Max Planck (1858 – 1947) was a German physicist who originated quantum theory, which won him the Nobel Prize in 1918. This theory revolutionized human understanding of atomic and subatomic processes, just as Albert Einstein's theory of relativity revolutionized the understanding of space and time. Together they constitute the fundamental theories of 20th-century physics.

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We have no right to assume that physical laws exist, or if they have existed up to now that they will continue to exist in a similar manner in the future.

New scientific ideas never spring from a communal body, however organized, but rather from the head of an individually inspired researcher.

We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.