So Einstein was wrong when he said “God does not play dice”. Consideration of black holes suggests, not only that God does play dice, but that He sometimes confuses us by throwing them where they can’t be seen.

Stephen Hawking (b. 1942) English physicist, author
“The Nature of Space and Time,” Lecture 1, “Classical Theory,” Princeton (1994)

Full text. Variants sometimes seen: "Not only does God play dice with the Universe; he sometimes casts them where they can't be seen." "Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen." "God not only plays dice, He sometimes throws the dice where they cannot be seen."
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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