A comment by the Rev Geoff Usher on two readings with which he introduced a talk. The first reading is from the book by Freeman Dyson , “Infinite in All Directions”.(Harper & Row, NY, 1988)
Since 1953, Freeman Dyson has been a professor of Physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. At one point in his book. he quotes Steven Weinberg, the author of THE FIRST 3 MINUTES, in which he gives an account of the origins of the universe. Weinberg states:
“The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it also seems pointless.”
The reply that Dyson gives to this, and the Rev Geoff Usher’s final thoughts from his talk can be read here.
Robin Johnson says
I would love to receive an email from my old friend Geoffrey Usher. We spent many happy evenings making (palm court) music for him in Sheffield, England. I think he will remember….