Northern Irish mathematician and philosopher of science
- Why is there something rather than nothing? Why, in particular, does the universe exist? Where did it come from and where, if anywhere, is it heading? Is it itself the ultimate reality behind which there is nothing or is there something 'beyond' it? Can we ask with Richard Feynman: 'What is the meaning of it all?" Or was Bertrand Russel right when he said that 'The universe is just there, and that's all'?
- God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? (2nd ed.). 2009. p. 7. (1st edition, 2007)