Some of the most profound statements on the nature of science have come from Albert Einstein, one of the greatest scientists of all time. What do you think did Einstein mean when he said The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible? | Learn NCERT solution | Education portal Class 11 Physics Part I | Study online Unit-1 Physical World



Q.1:- Some of the most profound statements on the nature of science have come from Albert Einstein, one of the greatest scientists of all time. What do you think did Einstein mean when he said : “The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible”?

 

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The physical world is highly complex. It has vast orders of magnitude in respect of mass, length and time. Even then all the physical phenomena can be explained in terms of few basic principles of physics. That is, it is possible to comprehend nature in terms of few basic laws in spite of its vast complexities. This is what Einstein meant to say.