Edge answers you won’t hear anywhere else

Each year the Edge Foundation asks leading “third culture” scientists a different provocative question. This year it was, “What do you believe is true even though you cannot prove it?” Some of the answers may surprise you:

“That I am the world’s greatest lover.” — Stephen Hawking

“That I am the next Isaac Newton. I actually could prove that, but peer review is for suckas.” — Stephen Wolfram

“That my head of hair is one incredibly long Möbius strip.” — Steven Pinker

“That all the scientists Jacob knows are named Stephen or Steven. — Stephen Kosslyn

OK, I made those up. Read the real ones here. Link via Marginal Revolution, where Tyler Cowen picks his favorites.