We're actually really lucky that [physics] works, because no one knows why the thoughts in our heads should relate to the fundamental workings of the universe.

James Glattfelder

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“Who Controls the World?” TEDxZurich. Oct. 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Who Controls the World?" TEDxZurich. Oct. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote from complex systems theorist James Glattfelder means that humanity is fortunate to have come up with the system of physics, which helps us use our limited human brains to interpret the workings of the universe. The quote is from Glattfelder's 2012 TED Talk about how to understand the forces that shape the global economy. Watch the full TED Talk here: James Glattfelder - Who Controls the World?