Ian: I don’t believe in luck. I do believe we’ve known each other since forever, though.
Ian: Yeah. You know how? When the big bang happened, all the atoms in the universe, they were all smashed together into one little dot that exploded outward. So my atoms and your atoms were certainly together then, and, who knows, probably smashed together several times in the last 13.7 billion years. So my atoms have known your atoms and they’ve always known your atoms. My atoms have always loved your atoms.
Sofi (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) & Ian (Michael Pitt)
Priya Varma: Dr. Gray, are you religious?
Ian: Am I religious? I thought you researched me. I’m not religious.
Priya Varma: Why not?
Ian: Religion is based on scripture written by men thousands of years ago. Those beliefs can’t be changed or challenged. They’re fixed. In science, great thinkers have written things very long ago, but every generation improves upon them. The words are not holly. Einstein is a brilliant man, but he’s not our god. He’s one step in the evolution of knowledge, but we always continue to step forward.
Priya Varma (Archie Panjabi) & Ian (Michael Pitt)
Priya Varma: You know a scientist once asked the Dalai Lama, «What would you do if something scientific disproved your religious beliefs?» And he said, after much thought, «I would look at all the papers. I’d take a look at all the research and really try to understand things. And in the end, if it was clear that the scientific evidence disproved my spiritual beliefs, I would change my beliefs.»
Ian: That’s a good answer.
Priya Varma: Ian… what would you do if something spiritual disproved your scientific beliefs?