Jim Al-Khalili quotes

  • Time doesn’t flow at the same rate for everyone. You can change time. You can slow it down, you can speed it up,
    -- Jim Al-Khalili

    #Flow #Speed #Rate

  • If you trace back all those links in the chain that had to be in place for me to be here, the laws of probability maintain that my very existence is miraculous. But then after however many decades, less than a hundred years, they disburse and I cease to be. So while they're all congregated and coordinated to make me, then-and I speak her on behalf of all those trillions of atoms-I should really make the most of things.
    -- Jim Al-Khalili

    #Atheist #Years #Law

  • For me, I think the greatest achievements of science is to allow humanity to realize that our world is comprehensible. Through science, rational thinking, we can understand how the universe works.
    -- Jim Al-Khalili

    #Thinking #Our World #Achievement

  • I shall mention in passing just one example of a gift from the Arabs that I for one am rather grateful for: coffee -- especially as it was originally banned in Europe as a 'Muslim drink.
    -- Jim Al-Khalili

    #Coffee #Grateful #Europe

  • The difference between my beliefs and having a religious faith is that I am prepared to change my views in light of new evidence, but someone of a religious faith will just stick their fingers in the ears and say: 'I'm not listening, there's nothing you can say that will make me change my mind.
    -- Jim Al-Khalili

    #Religious #Light #Views

  • In fact, for a period stretching over seven hundred years, the international language of science was Arabic. For this was the language of the Qur'an, the holy book of Islam, and thus the official language of the vast Islamic Empire that, by the early eighth century CE, stretched from India to Spain.
    -- Jim Al-Khalili

    #Book #Islamic #Years

  • As the son of a Protestant Christian mother and a Shia Muslim father, I have nevertheless ended up without a religious bone in my body.
    -- Jim Al-Khalili

    #Christian #Mother #Religious

  • I find it more comfortable to say I'm an atheist, and for that I probably have someone like Dawkins to thank.
    -- Jim Al-Khalili

    #Atheist

  • Time doesn't flow at the same rate for everyone. You can change time. You can slow it down, you can speed it up.
    -- Jim Al-Khalili

    #Flow #Speed #Rate

  • However far apart we pull two entagled particles, they remain 'connected' through their common wavelength function. Their fates remain intertwined until a measurement is made on one of them, collapsing their common wavelength function.
    -- Jim Al-Khalili

    #Fate #Two #Wavelength