The other day I read a physics book — one of those that are supposed to explain atomic mysteries to laymen. I read about quarks, loop quantum gravity, and statistical mechanics. Apparently, space curves. Time, which also curves, is an illusion depending on heat and probability. Electrons only exist when they are interacting with something. Our brains have as many connections as there are stars in a galaxy.
Physicists don’t talk about God; God is not their field of study. Or, physicists speak of nothing but God. The mysteries they explore are a glimpse of creation, a peek into the mind of God. I’ll probably read a physics book now and then. On many levels it’s good for me to know that I do not know.
– Blog entry by Sister Paula Gero