George Smoot Quotes.
But every day I go to work I’m making a bet that the universe is simple, symmetric, and aesthetically pleasing вЂ” a universe that we humans, with our limited perspective, will someday understand.
My name is George Smoot III, and I am smarter than a fifth-grader.
Both my parents instilled an interest in science and mathematics.
With something like Chernobyl, the public reaction was Oh, my God, science has really done wrong.
My name is George Smoot III, and I AM smarter than a fifth-grader.
When people really understand the Big Bang and the whole sweep of the evolution of the universe, it will be clear that humans are fairly insignificant.
For many centuries, humans have speculated that there might be planetary systems around other stars and that there could be extraterrestrial life there and even intelligent being. However, those were simply speculations, and now we have evidence for the first part of these ideas.
When I came to Berkeley, I met all these Nobel laureates and I got to know that they were regular people. They were very smart and very motivated and worked very hard, but they were still humans, whereas before they were kind of mythical creatures to me.
I played football and ran track in junior high, but by high school I was getting serious about my studies.