"As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear-headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter."
Max Planck, The Nature of Matter, speech at Florence, Italy, 1944
Max Planck (April 23, 1858 - October 4, 1947) was a German physicist. He is considered to be the founder of the quantum theory, and one of the most important physicists of the twentieth century. Planck was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918.Â Â Â Â http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Planck