And going on, we come to things like evil, and beauty, and hope...
Which end is nearer to God; if I may use a religious metaphor. Beauty
and hope, or the fundamental laws? I think that the right way, of
course, is to say that what we have to look at is the whole structural
interconnection of the thing; and that all the sciences, and not just
the sciences but all the efforts of intellectual kinds, are an
endeavor to see the connections of the hierarchies, to connect beauty
to history, to connect history to man's psychology, man's psychology
to the working of the brain, the brain to the neural impulse, the
neural impulse to the chemistry, and so forth, and up an down, both
ways. And today we cannot, and it is no use making believe that we
can, draw carefully a line all the way from one end of this thing to
the other, because we have only just begun to see that there is this
And I do not think either end is nearer to God.
-- Richard Feynman