Monday, June 20, 2011

History of Nearly Everything

Presently reading Bill Bryson's acclaimed work 'A Short History of Nearly Everything.'

Couldn't help but make a post on an opening excerpt which reads thus;

The physicist Leo Szilard once announced to his friend Hans Bethe that he was thinking of keeping a diary; 'I don't intend to publish. I am merely going to record the facts for the information of God'.'Don't you think God knows the facts?' Bethe asked. 'Yes,' said Szilard. 'He knows the facts, but he does not know this version of the facts.'


Originally stated in Taming the Atom by Hans Christian von Baeyer

This conversation struck a deep chord within me, owing perhaps to my regimen of log keeping that is now so many years into the making! 

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