An expert is a person who avoids the small errors while sweeping on to the grand fallacy.
I think one of the great historical contributions of science is to weaken the hold of religion. That’s a good thing.
Maybe nature is fundamentally ugly, chaotic and complicated. But if it’s like that, then I want out.
The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it also seems pointless.