John D. Barrow

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John D. Barrow


Born
in London, The United Kingdom
November 29, 1952

Died
September 26, 2020

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John D. Barrow was a professor of mathematical sciences and director of the Millennium Mathematics Project at Cambridge University and a Fellow of the Royal Society.

He was awarded the 2006 Templeton Prize for "Progress Toward Research or Discoveries about Spiritual Realities" for his "writings about the relationship between life and the universe, and the nature of human understanding [which] have created new perspectives on questions of ultimate concern to science and religion".

He was a member of a United Reformed Church, which he described as teaching "a traditional deistic picture of the universe".
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“History is full of people who thought they were right -- absolutely right, completely right, without a shadow of a doubt. And because history never seems like history when you are living through it, it is tempting for us to think the same.”
John D. Barrow, PI in the Sky: Counting, Thinking, and Being

“Any universe simple enough to be understood is too simple to produce a mind able to understand it

-Barrow's Uncertainty Principle”
John D. Barrow, 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know

“There are only certain intervals of time when life of any sort is possible in an expanding universe and we can practise astronomy only during that habitable time interval in cosmic history.”
John D. Barrow, The Book of Universes: Exploring the Limits of the Cosmos

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