equations

Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.

Albert Einstein

Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe? The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?

Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time

Tag cloud