quinta-feira, 5 de novembro de 2015

O BIG BANG, A VIDA E A FELICIDADE

Citação do físico John Mather, que ontem esteve no Teatro Rivoli do Porto:

"We are looking back to the first objects that formed after the Big Bang. We are also in the hunt for how Earth got here star formation, planet formation, how the conditions that support life could have happened."

Citações dos físicos Steven Weinberg e Albert Einstein que li no final da sessão do Porto que abriu o Forum do Futuro, dedicado ao tema da felicidade:

"But if there is no solace in the fruits of our research, there is at least some consolation in the research itself. Men and women are not content to comfort themselves with tales of gods and giants, or to confine their thoughts to the daily affairs of life; they also build telescopes and satellites and accelerators, and sit at their desks for endless hours working out the meaning of the data they gather. 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. ”

 Steven Weinberg, "Os Primeiros Três Minutos"

"If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things."

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