The Gravity Gate


The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity. - Albert Einstein

Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure science. - Edwin P Hubble

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination. - John Dewey

The first thing to realise about the ether is its absolute continuity. A deep sea fish has probably no means of apprehending the existence of water; it is too uniformly immersed in it: and that is our condition in regard to the ether. - Sir Oliver Lodge

Science moves, but slowly, slowly, creeping on from point to point. - Tennyson

The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact. - T H Huxley

Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of our science. - Emerson

The vast interplanetary and vast interstellar regions will no longer be regarded as waste places in the universe. We shall find them to be already full of this wonderful medium; so full that no human power can remove it from the smallest portion of space or produce the slightest flaw in its infinite continuity. - Clerk Maxwell

That one body may act upon another at a distance through a vacuum, without the mediation of anything else by and through which their action may be conveyed from one to another, is to me so great an absurdity that I believe no man, who has in philosophical matters a competent faculty of thinking, can ever fall into it. - Sir Isaac Newton

I surmised that round a magnetic loop the ether is circulating, not necessarily quickly, but circulating, as a curtain ring might be spinning in its own plane, or like the rim of a spinning top or fly wheel; and that the energy is represented by this circulation. - Sir Joseph Larmor

Science is a cracked and sagging edifice built upon the constantly shifting sands of theory. - Dr William O Davis

The whole mass of any body is just the mass of ether surrounding the body which is carried along by the Faraday tubes associated with the atoms of the body. In fact, all mass is mass of the ether; all momentum, momentum of the ether; and all kinetic energy, kinetic energy of the ether, This view, it should be said, requires the density of the ether to be immensely greater than that of any known substance. - Sir J.J. Thomson

This man Faraday loved mysterious nature as a lover loves his distant beloved. In his day there did not yet exist the dull specialisation that stares with self-conceit through horn rimmed glasses and destroys poetry. - Albert Einstein

It is incorrect to try and explain matter as something real, and force as a mere notion to which nothing real corresponds; both are abstractions from the real , formed in exactly the same way. We can perceive matter only through its forces, never in itself. - Helmholtz

Science would be ruined if (like sports) it were to put competition above everything else, and if it were to clarify the rules of competition by withdrawing entirely into narrowly defined specialties. The rare scholars who are nomads, by choice, are essential to the intellectual welfare of the settled disciplines. - Benoit Mandelbrot

Matter is regarded as being constituted by a region of space in which the field is extremely intense . . . . . . There is no place in this new kind of Physics both for the field and matter, for the field is the only reality. - Paul Davies

The Universe is not a collection of objects, but is an inseparable web of vibrating energy patterns in which no one component has reality independently from the entirety. Included in the entirety is the observer. - Paul Davies

Entropy isn't what it used to be.

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves. - Thomas Carlyle

It is in solitude that the works of hand, heart and mind are always conceived and in solitude that individuality must be affirmed. - Robert Linder

Impulses of deeper birth have come to him in solitude. - Wordsworth

Nothing will change the fact that I cannot produce the least thing without absolute solitude. - Goethe