The honest atheist

I am interested in the philosophy and beliefs of the great scientists. Einstein, Bohr, Pauli, Schrodinger, Heisenberg. It strikes me that in almost every case they are led to a wonder at the harmony and structure underlying existence. What a refreshing contrast to the childish un-scientific preaching of Dawkins (all religion is “child abuse”).
Speaking at the “Beyond Belief” symposium in 2006 Steven Weinberg (Nobel Prize for his electroweak theory) was quoted as saying “the world needs to wake up from its long nightmare of religious belief”.

He is an avowed atheist, but since he’s a proper scientist he also said:
“I have to admit that, even when physicists will have gone as ar as they can go, when we have a final theory, we will … still be left with the unanswered question. Why?”

1 thought on “The honest atheist

  1. “He is an avowed atheist, but since he’s a proper scientist he also said:
    “I have to admit that, even when physicists will have gone as ar as they can go, when we have a final theory, we will … still be left with the unanswered question. Why?””

    Why do we have to wonder why we exist? I’m not concerned about it and I’m an atheist. I am content we exist. You offer a false dilemma.

    That theists can’t agree on why or who or what their god wants, there is no reason to look to the inventions of humans as an explanation.

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