20 Total Quotes

David Deutsch Quotes

Every problem that is interesting is also soluble.
David Deutsch
#British Actor

I myself believe that there will one day be time travel because when we find that something isn't forbidden by the over-arching laws of physics we usually eventually find a technological way of doing it.
David Deutsch
#British Actor

The overwhelming majority of theories are rejected because they contain bad explanations, not because they fail experimental tests.
David Deutsch
#British Actor #Explanations

Surely it is more interesting to argue about what the truth is, than about what some particular thinker, however great, did or did not think.
David Deutsch
#Truth #British Actor

Time travel may be achieved one day, or it may not. But if it is, it should not require any fundamental change in world-view, at least for those who broadly share the world view I am presenting in this book.
David Deutsch
#British Actor

The theory of computation has traditionally been studied almost entirely in the abstract, as a topic in pure mathematics. This is to miss the point of it. Computers are physical objects, and computations are physical processes. What computers can or cannot compute is determined by the laws of physics alone, and not by pure mathematics.
David Deutsch
#Mathematics

The truly privileged theories are not the ones referring to any particular scale of size or complexity, nor the ones situated at any particular level of the predictive hierarchy, but the ones that contain the deepest explanations.
David Deutsch
#British Actor #Complexity

Quantum computation is... a distinctively new way of harnessing nature... It will be the first technology that allows useful tasks to be performed in collaboration between parallel universes.
David Deutsch
#Nature #British Actor

Necessary truth is merely the subject-matter of mathematics, not the reward we get for doing mathematics. The object of mathematics is not, and cannot be, mathematical certainty. It is not even mathematical truth, certain or otherwise. It is, and must be, mathematical explanation.
David Deutsch
#Mathematics

It is possible to build a virtual-reality generator whose repertoire includes every possible environment.
David Deutsch
#British Actor #Environment

Is the human race a universal constructor?
David Deutsch
#British Actor #Race

Every potential angle is being looked at the same way as the previous crimes, ... We do have investigative leads.
David Deutsch
#Potential

Our best theories are not only truer than common sense, they make more sense than common sense.
David Deutsch
#British Actor #Common Sense