Friday, October 2, 2009

“Why nature is mathematical is a mystery. The fact that there are rules at all is a kind of miracle.”

Atheist Richard Feynman, “The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist,” (New York: Basic Books, 1998),43

5 comments:

Vale said...

Does the fact that Feynman was an atheist make you suspect that he was using the term miracle in a manner different than how you use it?

Does it make you suspect that this quote from him wasn't to him a compelling arguement for the existence of any gods? Why should it be more compelling to us than it was to the original speaker?

Makarios said...

I simply highlight the term atheist because my experience has been that if a Christian had made the same statement, it would have been rejected immediately. That's all.

Adam said...

Sort of like when a Christian calls a prominent scientist an idiot in one of the purest ad hominem attacks I've seen recently?

Makarios said...

What do you mean, "sorta like,"
What comparison are you making?

Adam said...

Oh, so you don't like it when Christian statements get rejected out of hand but it's totally fine for you to call Richard Dawkins an idiot?

Pot called.