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Steven Weinberg

Steven Weinberg on atheism, evolution, and such

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. Read More ›

Ten thinkers tell us what post-modernism means

To judge from the flow of verbiage, it spells little good for the sciences. One rather inclines, in part, to Steven Weinberg’s succinct view,given last: Alas, it was too late. I may be just out of the loop, but it seems to me now that for scientists to argue against constructivism is beating a dead donkey. There is widespread skepticism about the judgments of science, on topics like climate change, but it has other sources — as far as I know, there are no social constructivists in the Trump administration. Steven Weinberg, “The Birth, Death, and Rebirth of Postmodernism” at Chronicle of Higher Education Actually, there is good reason for skepticism about the “judgments of science” that doesn’t flow from Read More ›