Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Let's see ...
Stephen Hawking against ...
Recently, Hawking said that heaven is "a fairy story for people afraid of the dark."
Cameron calls in a real expert! ...
John Lennon wasn't sure. He said to pretend there's no heaven. That's easy if you try. Then he said he hoped that someday we would join him. Such wishful thinking reveals John and Stephen's religious beliefs, not good science.Devastating!
Too bad Cameron hasn't a clue to whom.
On the other hand, Hawking's total embrace of M-theory as THE answer has more than a few people scratching their heads.
If the critics are to be believed - and that includes an editorial in NewScientist - It's not like any flavor of string theory has given us empirical evidence to work with beyond math that is apparently elegant.
Some might even call it a kind of faith.
There have been many. The advantage of science is that no one person has, ultimately, the the say-so of what science is or what its results means.