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'God not only plays dice, He also sometimes throws the dice where they cannot be seen.'

'I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.'

'Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.'

'Most sets of values would give rise to universes that, although they might be very beautiful, would contain no one able to wonder at that beauty.'

'My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.'

'Someone told me that each equation I included in the book would halve the sales.'

'There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end of the search for the ultimate laws of nature.'

'We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.'

Born in Oxford, Oxfordshire
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You owe it to us all to get on with what you're good at. - W H Auden
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Edinburgh Fires - 1824, Lambeth Poisoner Hanged - 1892, Churchill Captured by Boers - 1899, Anglo Irish Agreement signed - 1985
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