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Moreover … the Big Bang theory provided no compelling reason why the universe might have been highly ordered near the very beginning.

Brian Greene (2005)



The ultimate theory would provide an unshakable pillar of coherence forever assuring us that the universe is a comprehensible place.

Brian Greene (1999)



[C]osmological evolution and the state of the universe when it began can have a profound impact on the physics we currently observe.

Brian Greene (1999)



En route to explanation … theorists must tread with considered step through the jungle of bewilderment, guided mostly by hunches, inklings, clues, and calculations.

Brian Greene (2004)



We don’t know what the initial conditions of the universe were, or even the ideas, concepts, and language that should be used to describe them.

Brian Greene (1999)



When in contact, matter and antimatter can annihilate one another to produce pure energy―that’s why there is extremely little naturally occurring antimatter in the world around us.

Brian Greene (1999)



Einstein was simply ahead of his time. More than half a century later, his dream of a unified theory has become the Holy Grail of modern physics.

Brian Greene (1999)



String theory offers an improvement by showing how … infinite extremes might be avoided; nevertheless, no one has any insight on the question of how things actually did begin.

Brian Greene (1999)



[Physicists] found that the extra dimensions in string theory must be curled up into a Calabi-Yau shape.

Brian Greene (1999)