Quote for the Day – Hermann Minkowski on the Radical Idea of Space-time

The views of space and time which I wish to lay before you have sprung from the soil of experimental physics, and therein lies their strength. They are radical. Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality.

~ Hermann Minkowski, quoted in From Eternity to Here, by Sean Carroll

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One response to “Quote for the Day – Hermann Minkowski on the Radical Idea of Space-time

  1. arjun

    The only constant is change.

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