Stephen Weinberg, a Physics Nobel Prize winner once said,
“The world needs to wake up from the long nightmare of religion. Anything we scientists can do to weaken the hold of religion should be done, and may in fact be our greatest contribution to civilisation.”
I hope you didn’t miss the rather sinister-sounding totalitarian element in this statement: “anything we scientists can do…”
This attitude is not new. I first met it fifty years ago while studying at Cambridge University. I found myself at a formal college dinner sitting beside another Nobel Prize winner ... He told me, "If you want a career in science, you must give up this childish faith in God."
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(This is also an intro to John Lennox's excellent book "Can Science Explain Everything")
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