Quotations on Relativity

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The scientists often have more unfettered imaginations than current philosophers do. Relativity theory came as a complete surprise to philosophers, and so did quantum mechanics, and so did other things.
- Robert Nozick
(Keywords: Relativity, Scientists, Theory)

It is probably safe to say that all the changes of factual knowledge which have led to the relativity theory, resulting in a very great theoretical development, are completely trivial from any point of view except their relevance to the structure of a theoretical system.
- Talcott Parsons
(Keywords: Knowledge, Development, Relativity, Theory)

So what I'm saying is why don't we think about changing Schrodinger's equation at some level when masses become too big at the level that you might have to worry about Einstein's general relativity.
- Roger Penrose
(Keywords: Relativity, Saying, Worry)

And it really began with Einstein. We attended his lectures. Now the theory of relativity remained - and still remains - only a theory. It has not been proven. But it suggested a completely different picture of the physical world.
- Douglas Sirk
(Keywords: Now, Relativity, Theory, World)

Einstein was searching for String Theory. It not only reconciles General Relativity to Quantum Mechanics, but it reconciles Science and the Bible as well.
- Roy H. Williams
(Keywords: Science, Bible, Relativity, Theory)

In Einstein's general relativity the structure of space can change but not its topology. Topology is the property of something that doesn't change when you bend it or stretch it as long as you don't break anything.
- Edward Witten
(Keywords: Change, Property, Relativity, Space)

The theory of relativity worked out by Mr. Einstein, which is in the domain of natural science, I believe can also be applied to the political field. Both democracy and human rights are relative concepts - and not absolute and general.
- Jiang Zemin
(Keywords: Science, Democracy, Rights, Human rights, Relativity, Theory)

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