To Me, This Is An Element of Awe

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.

–Albert Einstein

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2 Comments on “To Me, This Is An Element of Awe”

  1. gerry rosser Says:

    This quote is another WHaT??????? for me.
    How can the comprehensible be incomprehensible?
    Al, stick to physics.

  2. Kathryn Says:

    I just finished reading Contact, and the science discussed in the story, along with the possibilities raised, was all so complex that it was difficult to get my mind around, but at the same time I understood that with knowledge the complexity could be understood. This is what the quote suggests to me. Sometimes I consider the world/universe and think, “How can it be?!” It’s too much. But it is comprehensible when considered in smaller parts. It’s a strange quote, to be sure. Won’t “speak” to everyone.