Freeman Dyson On Scientific Theories

Freeman John Dyson (December 15, 1923 – February 28, 2020)

You sit quietly gestating them, for nine months or whatever the required time may be, and then one day they are out on their own, not belonging to you any more but to the whole community of scientists. Whatever it is that you produce, a baby, a book, or a theory, it is a piece of the magic of creation. You are producing something that you do not fully understand.