Reply to post: Re: "As a Christian and Scientist"

Charles Townes, inventor of the laser and friend to both science and religion, dies

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Re: "As a Christian and Scientist"

"Scientists that are religious are simply shit scientists."

Kepler thought God had organised the planetary orbits so as to fit into successive Platonic solids. Newton tried to establish a Biblical chronology. Sir Arthur Eddington and Jocelyn Bell-Burnell were/are both Quakers.

I would completely agree that "scientists" who try to bend science to the dicta of a religion are bad - not scientists at all - but I don't think it at all odd that physicists and astrophysicists tend to stray off into religion. Physics explains how things are, but not why. Some people can live without the why - but some find it very difficult. If you don't find the fact that there is anything rather than nothing to be worthy of even passing thought, I think I can convict you of incuriosity. And curiosity is perhaps the scientific virtue.

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