January 30, 2013

Thomas Nagel Is Unimpressed with Science

John Horgan, Scientific American

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When it comes to science, ours is a paradoxical era. On the one hand, prominent physicists proclaim that they are solving the riddle of reality and hence finally displacing religious myths of creation. That is the chest-thumping message of books such as The Grand Design by physicists Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow and A Universe from Nothing by Lawrence Krauss. A corollary of this triumphal view is that science will inevitably solve all other mysteries as well.

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TAGGED: Paradigm Shift, Scientific Method, Book Reviews, Thomas Nagel