We now realize with special clarity, how much in error are those theorists who believe that theory comes inductively from experience.
—Albert Einstein, Physics and Reality, 1936
A theory can be proved by experiment but no path leads from experiment to the birth of a theory.
—Albert Einstein, from Sunday Times, 1976
This book is being written at the beginning of 2019. As I write, all the major English-speaking newspapers, magazines, TV channels, and blogs try to illustrate the catastrophic events that seem to be shaping the future of the western world: the inability of the European Union and North America to deal with the issue of mass migration, the blindness ...