Paul Dirac on Religion

(FTB) – Mano Singham:

In one chapter of Werner Heisenberg’s book Physics and Beyond that is titled Science and Religion, Heisenberg recounts a series of conversations that he had about the nature of science and religion with Wolfgang Pauli, Niels Bohr, and Dirac, a quartet of giants of physics, during the famous Solvay Conference of 1927 where the foundations of quantum mechanics were thrashed out by the major figures involved in its creation.

While all four agreed that religion was pretty much useless, it was Dirac’s comments that caught my eye because, as was his style in all things, he was refreshingly honest and direct and this passage is worth quoting in full, partly for that reason and partly because we rarely hear of Dirac’s view on this topic. …


Science needs no gods


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