Max Planck on Johannes Kepler and Faith in Science

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Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918 “in recognition of the services he rendered to the advancement of Physics by his discovery of energy quanta”. Planck made many contributions to physics, but is remembered primarily for his role as the originator of quantum theory. This selection is from an interview. Planck responds to a question from James Murphy about the general skepticism found in the world, a skepticism which Murphy says attacks religion, art, and literature, as well as science. From Where is Science Going? (London, 1933), pages 214-16.

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