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What is Life? by Roger Penrose, Erwin Schrodinger

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I lived far apart from my best friend, actually the only close friend I ever had, for the greater part of my life. (Maybe that is why I have often been accused of flirtatiousness instead of true friendship.) He studied biology (botany to be exact); I physics. And many a night we would stroll back and forth between Gluckgasse and Schlüsselgasse engrossed in philosophical conversation. Little did we know then that what seemed original to us had occupied great minds for centuries already. Don’t teachers always do their best to avoid these topics for fear that they might conflict with religious doctrines and cause uncomfortable questions? This is the main reason for my turning against religion, which has never done me any ...

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