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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Great Minds

Think alike - understanding

Questions for Brian Greene - NYTimes.com:
"How would you define intelligence?"

Intelligence is the ability to take in information from the world and to find patterns in that information that allow you to organize your perceptions and understand the external world."

Brian Green?:
This interview is for our annual Ideas Issue, and because you’re a physicist at Columbia University who specializes in string theory and the secret life of invisible particles, let mestart by asking you this: Do you think the fieldof physics is continuing to provide the world with big, important, Einstein-level ideas?
Absolutely. Physics grapples with the largest questions the universe presents. Wheredid the totality of reality come from? Did time have a beginning?

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