Readers may recall that Nobelist Steven Weinberg, an outspoken atheist, died recently. A reader sends this interseting clip from 2004 in which he spells out his views on “evolution, George Bush, religion in America versus Europe, the utility of belief irrespective of whether it’s true or not, the response to science within Muslim countries, and whether or not Stephen liked God and religion in a personal sense. There is also a discussion of evolution and it’s implications for humanity.” He is discussing matters with British writer and director Jonathan Miller (1934–2019).
Steven Weinberg 1933–2021 Weinberg: “With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.”