Walter, I’m sorry, but you can’t.
Yes, I think I can.
No, Walter, I mean you can’t.
Shattering the wall between universes
would rupture the fundamental constants of nature.
It’s a theory. We don’t know that to be true.
It’s a good theory.
It is why we have been lying to the military,
telling them it’s impossible.
Walter, there has to be a line somewhere.
There has to be a line we can’t cross.
I always considered you as a scientist, Dr. Warren…
Despite your personal needs for religious claptrap.
I see I was wrong.
«I am become death, destroyer of worlds.»
Don’t you quote Oppenheimer to me.
Knowledge cannot be pursued without morality.
You sound like a pious sanctimonious southern preacher!
I may go to church every sunday, Walter,
but I also have three degrees in theoretical physics,
And I am telling you you cannot do this.
We both know the amount of energy required
to create a portal will forever ruin both universes.
For the sake of one life, you will destroy the world.
Some things are not ours to tamper with.
Some things are god’s.
My son is dying, Dr. Warren.
I will not allow that to happen again.
There’s only room for one god in this lab,
and it’s not yours.
I had never believed in God.
But it occurred to me…
that my actions had betrayed him
and that everything that had
happened to me since
was God punishing me.
So now I’m looking for
a sign of forgiveness.
I’ve asked God for a
sign of forgiveness.
A specific one, a white tulip.
Tulips don’t bloom this time of year…
white or otherwise.
But he’s God.
And if God can forgive me
for my acts then maybe…
it’s in the realm of possibility
that my son, possibly, may
be able to forgive me too.
Walter, God is science.
God is polio and flu vaccines
and MRI machines, and artificial hearts.
If you are a man of science,
then that’s the only faith we need.