Here’s a quick response to your typical HuffPost Yay Science! Boo Religion! blog post. I mean, really, these Ph.D.s are so ignorant of basic philosophical difficulties that it’s amazing they can get published.
Mr. Stenger is so blinded by his *own* system of beliefs that it makes my molars ache. In this very article, he condemns “greed” and “unscrupulousness.” Well, that’s very Victorian of him. What magical scientific instrument did Stenger use to discover and measure “scruples”?
If Attenborough is right, and we’re just a plague on the Earth, then what’s up with the Rev. Stenger here telling us how to live and think and treat each other? If people want to live under the motto “YOLO,” why is he all tied up in knots about it? Stenger is the worst kind of fundamentalist: the kind who has the strictest “fundamentals,” but who will never admit to them.
I will now apply methodological rules and formulate a model to describe my observations: Physicists evidently aren’t required to take philosophy in college. If Stenger had, perhaps he would have stopped himself before posting an article full of such hackery and quackery.