Friday, April 27, 2012

Krauss's Much Ado About "Nothing"

Ethereal skateboarders in Ann Arbor

Here's more on the extravagant claim of Lawrence Krauss that he can tell us how "something" came from "nothing," and Richard Dawkins's immediate response that Krauss's new book is the historical physics-equivalent of Darwin's Origin of the Species.

John Horgan, in Scientific American, does the Krauss-dissing this time. (Science Will Never Explain Why There’s Something Rather Than Nothing) Horgan writes that "when scientists insist that they have solved, or will soon solve, all mysteries, including the biggest mystery of all, they do a disservice to science; they become the mirror images of the religious fundamentalists they despise."