Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Physics and Philosophy - Thoughts on the Implications of Quantum Mechanics, and Other Matters Section #13

13. Philosophy has also likely lost prominence among scientists due to open hostility towards religion by a vocal minority. This mind set is distinctly positivist in direction. Fundamentalist backlash is an unwelcome obstacle toward scientific advancement. Even agnostics are annoyed by the clamor of those pushing ignorance, and dismayed by the lengths that these sort will go in pushing their agenda. They clearly are not interested in scientific truth. All the same, atheistic scientists can be equally entrenched in their world view. The insecure feel threatened. Who gives a shit? Spirituality is cheapened by talking about it. “I don’t want to hear it.”

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