Religion

Remove God, Lose Reason

My introduction to popular science came as a response to questions asked me in a physics tutorial more than twenty years ago. The book concerned1 was Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time. It was there that I first became acquainted with the misguided ambit claim of physics to give answers to philosophical questions, because, it was claimed, philosophy had abdicated the responsibility2, and, ominously3, The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the question of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother…

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