But one of the many interesting parts of that autobiography is his miniature "review" of his first book on science, The Relevance of Physics, which concludes with a very Chestertonian and funny paradox:
So much for the moment for The Relevance, which in fact was just as much about the irrelevance of physics as about its relevance. The word relevance was very trendy in the 1960s, though not so much its reverse, which is irrelevance. At a time when so many new trends tried to sell themselves by claiming to be relevant, no serious publisher would have considered, even for a moment, bringing out a book with the title, "The Irrelevance of Physics." Still, as I showed in the book, some prominent physicists missed no opportunity to warn that wholesale disaster was in the making if mankind continued to lull itself into believing that science in general and physics in particular were relevant to the point of eventually ushering in the golden age.
[Jaki, A Mind's Matter: An Intellectual Autobiography, 11-12]