Monday, January 28, 2008

John Allen Paulos & Steven Weinberg Forget the Unabomber

Mathematician John Allen Paulos's new book Irreligion gets another review here.

The reviewer ends the article with the famous Steven Weinberg quote, and adds a bit to it. We read:

As for the problem of good and evil, he defers to fellow atheist, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg: "With or without religion, good people will do good, and evil people will do evil. But for good people to do evil, that takes religion." Or as Paulos might say, no mathematician has ever deliberately flown planes into buildings."

How silly, and how hard atheists work to put an irrational spin on things, making religious people the most evil of all. Because, e.g., it was a mathematician who became the Unabomber.