Stephen Hawking often refers to the importance of helping the lay person understand great scientific theories, as all of humanity is absorbed with the same line of questioning: why and how are we here? He suggests that once all scientific laws are understood, they will sooner or later also be taught to and understood by everyone, and then we can have the real discussions about the meaning of life. Once that question is answered, he suggests, humanity will “know the mind of God.”
Lay People Quotes in A Brief History of Time
The A Brief History of Time quotes below are all either spoken by Lay People or refer to Lay People . For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Bantam edition of A Brief History of Time published in 1988.).
Chapter 1 Quotes
Chapter 12 Quotes
[…] if we do discover a complete theory […] Then we shall all […] be able to [discuss] why it is that we and the universe exist. If we find the answer to that, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason—for then we would know the mind of God.
Lay People Character Timeline in A Brief History of Time
The timeline below shows where the character Lay People appears in A Brief History of Time. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.