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Steven Weinberg

Steven Weinberg (born May 3, 1933) is an American theoretical physicist and Nobel Laureate in Physics for his contributions with Abdus Salam and Sheldon Glashow to the unification of the weak force and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles.

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For good people to evil deeds takes religion. Paraphrase of Steven Weinberg.
But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. (Steven Weinberg).
Maybe nature is fundamentally ugly, chaotic and complicated. But if it's like that, then I want out. -Steven Weinberg. 0
The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it seems pointless_Steven Weinberg, the Nobel Laureate
On page 30 of 203 of The First Three Minutes, by Steven Weinberg: reading every single wor...
Marked as to-read: Gravitation and Cosmology by Steven Weinberg
I think one of the great historical contributions of science is to weaken the hold of religion. That's a good thing. -Steven Weinberg. ,0
"For good people, it takes. religion to do bad things." -. Steven Weinberg (Nobel Laureate. in Physics)
"...you'd have good people doing good, evil people doing evil, but for good people to do evil, it takes a religion". — Steven Weinberg
"Religion is an insult to human dignity ." . Steven Weinberg
“All logical arguments can be defeated by the simple refusal to reason logically” . ― Steven Weinberg
A wonderful group of politicians past and present at this rally! Roy Cho, Steven Fulop (mayor of Jersey City), Loretta Weinberg & more!
Two days talking physics with the great theoretician Steven Weinberg:
This is one of the great social functions of science -- to free people from superstition. (Steven Weinberg )
Neat moment: Max Weinberg and Conan reuniting after five years apart.
He did not like this. I asked if he would like to borrow my copy of SUB ATOMIC PARTICLES BY STEVEN WEINBERG,he declined.
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"Science doesn't make it impossible to believe in God, it just makes it possible not to believe in God." -Steven Weinberg
in response allow me to quote Steven Weinberg: "good people will do good things & evil people (1/2)
Steven Weinberg physicist re string theory:. The mathematics is so elegant, so beautiful that it must have relevance to the physical world.
Wilson, Lewis Thomas and. . Richard Dawkins in biology; Steven Weinberg, Alan Lightman and Kip. . Thorne in physics (1/2)
Abdus Salam, Sheldon Glashow and Steven Weinberg accepting the 1979 Nobel Prize for electroweak unification
:'-) "Richard Feynman (or maybe Steven Weinberg): Philosophy is as useful to physicists as ornithology is to birds"
According to Richard Feynman once said, “I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.” และ Steven Weinberg, “There is now in my opinion no entirely satisfactory interpretation of quantum mechanics.”
"The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy." – Steven Weinberg
Stephen Colbert has done more to educate the public on campaign finance than any members of the mainstream media
I like Bruce a lot, but I think I like Steven Van Zandt and Max Weinberg even more.
with whom Abdul Salam shared the Noble Prize ,Which he got in 1979? Steven Weinberg Sheldon Lee Glasgow Both of them None of them
I want the CEO of Walgreens of my Board (Steven Weinberg), Walgreens.
Radio 3's composer of the week is apparently ignored. Here's what we had to say about Weinberg three years ago:
I have always loved Max Weinberg because of Conan, and Little Steven because of The Sopranos though.
I want Steven Weinberg off my Board in any of my casinos.
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Steven Weinberg had no clue. . . (Mark 10:18) So Jesus said to him, "... No one is good but One, that is, God."
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Nobel Prize winner Steven Weinberg said there are good people and bad people but it takes religion to make good people bad.
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CONSCIOUSNESS: THE BEGINNING & THE END April 21, 2014 - Nothing is more certain than the fact that we are conscious. And yet there is something very puzzling, even uncanny, about being conscious; and the learned talk of the mystery of consciousness. The mystery centres around the origin of consciousness; the prevailing scientific view is that consciousness is a property that emerges from complex brains. The problem is that we haven’t the foggiest idea of how the stuff of our minds could conceivably come forth from anything physical. Bits of electrified meat don’t easily translate into episodes of consciousness – we have it, we know it, in some sense we are it – but what it is and where it came from escapes us. There is also a mystery about the future of consciousness – I mean for each one of us there is the mystery of what comes after death. There’s no easy answer to the ‘after’ question, but I will offer my opinion, based on my own experience and research. We might begin by saying that th ...
US: Harvard University takes a step back after Satanic Black Mass (©Fotosede) (©FOTOSEDE) HARVARD UNIVERSITY There have been a strong reaction from Boston’s Catholics led by O’Malley MARIA TERESA PONTARA PEDERIVA ROME Harvard. The name immediately reminds us of the prestigious Ivy League institution that is up there with the likes of Princeton and Yale. Harvard has taught the likes of Henry Kissinger and George W. Bush; it has given honorary degrees to numerous celebrated figures such as George Washington and Presidents Roosevelt and J.F. Kennedy. It is the oldest institute for higher education in the US: founded in 1636 by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, it takes its name from its first great benefactor, John Harvard, who left the entire contents of his library and half his possessions to the university when he died. It boasts an extraordinary student-force of Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, including the physicists Carlo Rubbia, Steven Weinberg and E. Purcel ...
In this sense, science, as physicist Steven Weinberg has emphasized, does not make it impossible to believe in Go...
Steven Weinberg says do away with quantum wave function/state vector; sole description of reality is density matrix.
Who of the following won the Nobel Prize for his work on Photoelectric effect . . [A]Albert Einstein [B]Max Planck [C]Steven Weinberg [D]Werner Heisenberg
As of tomorrow, it will be 12 years, 8 months and 5 days since that beautiful September day turned into a dark day with death and destruction with unimaginable pain and suffering. However it also showed us how ordinary people helped ordinary people. On the eve of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum dedication ceremony, I would like to take a moment to thank EVERYONE who has worked so hard since September 12th,, 2001. With all this hard work and dedication we will have a museum that has a mission to honor and remember the 2977 innocent people who were murdered that beautiful September day and the 6 who were murdered on February 26, 1993. I know that all of the stakeholders had an opinion of what should be done and how it should be done. I know in my heart of hearts that the museum will be respectful to the 2983 people murdered on this site and their families. My wife Cynthia Branco and I are honored to be included in the dedication ceremony tomorrow morning. While we have been in the museum se ...
Life possible in the early Universe Planets orbiting the first stars could have been habitable, challenging arguments for a multiverse. Zeeya Merali 10 December 2013 Life on other planets could have been warmed by the afterglow of the Big Bang. Aliens might have existed during the Universe’s infancy. A set of calculations suggests that liquid water — a pre­requisite for life — could have formed on rocky planets just 15 million years after the Big Bang. Milky Way map excludes region of gravitational-wave findings Imaging tumour cells inside the body Russian islands have unusually deadly avalanches Abraham Loeb, an astrophysicist at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has realized that in the early Universe, the energy required to keep water liquid could have come from the cosmic microwave background, the afterglow of the Big Bang, rather than from host stars. Today, the temperature of this relic radiation is just 2.7 kelvin, but at an age of around 15 million years it would have kept the ...
Wow! Thank you for all the emails, phone calls and posts! Steven Weinberg and I are beyond excited and ready to party! xox
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Happy birthday to Bing Crosby (1903), Sugar Ray Robinson (1921), James Brown (get on up! 1933), Steven Weinberg (1933), Frankie Valli (1934), Rob Brydon (1965), & Christina Hendricks (1975 - name dropping this lady for Hannah :P) On this day in history ridiculously over-rated novel "Gone with the Wind", won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1937), In 1952 CBS gave the Kentucky Derby its first national airing on TV, & in 2003 the Old Man of the Mountain in New Hampshire collapsed. The good birthdays out-weigh the bland-to-shoddy happenings, so let us all have a great day :) Spread the love, folks
Mohammad Abdus Salam, محمد عبد السلام, was a Pakistani theoretical physicist who, along with Steven Weinberg and Sheldon Glashow, was the winner of the ...
I think the world needs to wake up from its long nightmare of religious belief; and anything that we scientists...
oh It's a good stuff! "One finds many in the secular community constantly equating the word science with macroevolution, or large change. This has led to gross misunderstanding of those who are trying to fathom the origins issue. If macroevolution and science are used synonymously, then of course creation science would be “anti-science.”Let’s address this issue by first defining our terms. Although many definitions have appeared, science can be described as what we really know to be true mainly through observation. The late G. G. Simpson of Harvard stated in Sciencemagazine that “it is inherent in any definition of science that statements that cannot be checked by observation are not really about anything . . . or at the very least, they are not science.”But the origins debate centers around macroevolution, and macroevolution hasnever been observed. One of the architects of neo-Darwinism agrees: “It is manifestly impossible to reproduce in the laboratory the evolution of man from the australop ...
Bruce Springsteen, “Little Steven”, Max Weinberg and me:. (Blue shirt, standing on stairs, above Max the drummer.)
Physicist Steven Weinberg pondered that sometimes nature "seems more beautiful than strictly necessary". Carolina is beautiful.
Eminent Nobel Prize winning Particle Physicist Steven Weinberg was quoted as saying:With or without religion, good people can behave well[1]
Steven Weinberg explains how physical laws can be deduced from symmetry principles, such as how, due to Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, the differen.
Heard Steven Weinberg stat mech class at UT is a free A. He has better things to do... Making 500k+ a year. Boss
Steven Weinberg on religion and science:
"Science is corrosive to religious belief.and it's a *** good thing too...!" - Steven Weinberg. Brilliant.
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Many of the great world religions teach that God demands a particular faith and form of worship. It should not be surprising that some of the people who take these teachings seriously should sincerely regard these divine commands as incomparably more important than any merely secular virtues like tolerance or compassion or reason. Across Asia and Africa the forces of religious enthusiasm are gathering strength, and reason and tolerance are not safe even in the secular states of the West. The historian Hugh Trevor-Roper has said that it was the spread of the spirit of science in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that finally ended the burning pf the witches in Europe. We may need to rely again on the influence of science to preserve a sane world.It's not the certainty of the scientific knowledge that fits it for this role, but its uncertainty. Seeing scientists change their minds again and again about the matters that can be studied directly in laboratory experiments, how can one take seriously the ...
Without quantum mechanics the world be like 19th century - steven weinberg..steam engines , telegraph signals...
"I have seldom met an intelligent person whose views were not narrowed and distorted by religion." - Steven Weinberg
I loved it. Lots of soloing and Charlie Hall Max Weinberg'ed the *** out of the new songs.
Physics: What We Do and Don’t Know by Steven Weinberg great primer on cosmology & particle physics. [Nov. '13]
The way "God's Not Dead" misrepresents the position of Stephen Hawking and Steven Weinberg is astounding.
I am a healthy, loving atheist, and your statement proves Steven Weinberg.
Today I met with Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg and he told me "go find dark matter!" so I should probably do that.
Because Steven Van Zandt loves Syracuse and Max Weinberg is a huge Kentucky fan, and they can't keep rhythm when they feud
Weinberg: "The only thing that's cheap is theorists"
"The only thing that's cheap is theorists." -Steven Weinberg on the need for investment in new physics facilities.
I once disagreed with the Nobel physicist Steven Weinberg when he said: "With or without religion, good people...
"In the beginning there was an explosion," explained Nobel Prize winning physicist Steven Weinberg in his book the First Three Minutes, "which occurred simultaneously everywhere, filling all space from the beginning with every particle of matter rushing apart from every other particle." ...among those particles were photons, which make up light. "The Universe," he said, "was filled with light." (Interesting that's what the Bible says too.) But what caused that explosion? did it just happen, first there was nothing, then there was something? Or did something or Someone make it happen? Lee Strobel
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'An atom's entire energy depends on the raw mass and the raw charge of an electron. The mass and charge appear in theoretic equations before thoughts turn to emission and absorption. Free electrons and electrons within atoms, however, constantly emit and absorb photons, which impact on the electron's naked mass and electric charge and, thus, the measured raw mass and charge do not have the same value as given in the elementary particle table. In order to be able to determine the size of the observed values of the electron`s mass and charge (which are of course finite), we have to take into account the raw mass and charge (which are infinite), The entire energy of an atom is the sum of two terms which are both infinite: the raw energy is infinite because it is dependent on the infinite mass and charge and the shifting of energy… this, too, is infinite because it receives an energy contribution from virtual particles which possess an infinite amount of energy.” [Prof. Steven Weinberg, 1979 Nobel laureat ...
Nice shot by Anthony Lau. He used the Distagon T* 3,5/18 to create this colorful sea view:
Excellent article by Charles Krauthammer of The Washington Post. Washington For decades, The American Studies Association has labored in well-deserved obscurity. No longer. It's now made a name for itself by voting to boycott Israeli universities, accusing them po denying academic, and human rights to Palestinians. Given that Israel has a profoundly democratic political system, the freest press in the Middle East, a fiercely independent judiciary, and astonishing religious and racial diversity within its universities, including affirmative action for Arab students, the charge is rather strange. Made more so when you consider the state of human rights in Israel's neighborhood. As we speak, Syria's government is dropping "barrel bombs", filled with nails, shrapnel and other instruments of terror on its own cities. Where is the ASA boycott of Syria? And of Iran, which hangs political, religious and even sexual dissidents and has no academic freedom at all? Or Egypt, wher Christians are being openly perse ...
I recently posted my thoughts relating to the lack of contributions to mankind from the Arab world since the 13th century. My wonderful son, Sam, has seriously questioned my argument. The following, for anyone who actually cares, is my research on the subject. As far as I'm concerned their only major contribution in modern times is in literature (specifically Naguib Mahfouz, Nobel Prize winner) and film making where they are beyond superb. Especially Asghar Farhadi, the director of two of the finest films of this year and last. The Separation and The Past. Beyond that the Arab world concentrates totally on sectarian violence and primitive punishment of women. Just so it shouldn't look like I'm the only person who thinks this I'm including a study made by "The New Atlantis" A journal of technology &society. There are roughly 1.6 billion Muslims in the world, but only two scientists from Muslim countries have won Nobel Prizes in science (one for physics in 1979, the other for chemistry in 1999). Forty-six M ...
"Side by side with the main stream of scientific knowledge, there are isolated small back-waters with something splashing there, in fact what I (by selecting the most neutral terms) would call para-science: astrology, divination, telepathy, clairvoyance, telekinesis, creationism, and many of their varieties. If we could prove that at least one of these concepts have some truth, it would be the discovery of the century, much more important and significant than anything that is happening today in the normal physics." Nobel Prize-winner Steven Weinberg, the creator of the theory that brought together the weak and electromagnetic forces in nature, wrote.
Aha! Steven Weinberg. It's a long read. Bookmarking to read it in leisure. :)
Scientists believe that our universe began with one enormous explosion of energy and light, which we now call the Big Bang. This was the singular start to everything that exists. The beginning of the universe, the start of space, and even the initial start of time itself. Nothing we observe today existed prior to that exact moment. Further, it was something outside of time, outside of space, and outside of matter that caused all of this to come into existence. The realization that our universe started, and did not always exist, brings enormous challenges to nontheistic scientists. Are scientists certain of this Big Bang Theory? Yes. In the late 1920's, astronomer Edwin Hubble saw through his telescope that galaxies (some millions of light years away) were hurtling away from each other at fantastic speeds. This was not caused by some force thrusting them away from each other. Rather, they were still moving as a result of a primeval explosion, all from one point of origin. In this point of origin, all the m ...
I have the impression that these days most theologians are embarrassed by talk of miracles, but the great monotheistic faiths are founded on miracle stories—the burning bush, the empty tomb, an angel dictating the Koran to Mohammed—and some of these faiths teach that miracles continue at the present day. The evidence for all these miracles seems to me to be considerably weaker than the evidence for cold fusion, and I don't believe in cold fusion. ~ From the paper, "Is there a Designer Universe?": By Steven Weinberg
End Ban on Female Fans in Iran Stadiums for All Today, over 130 distinguished signatories are calling for "Stadiums for All" and an end to the Islamic Republic of Iran's 34-year ban on female fans in the run-up to the June 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Signatories to the open letter include Alda Facio, Founder and First Director of the Women's Caucus for Gender Justice at the International Criminal Court; Amel Grami, Professor at the Tunisian University of Manouba; Amina Sboui, Tunisian Activist; Åsa Dahlström Heuser, President of the Secular Humanist League of Brazil; Fatou Sow, International Director of Women Living Under Muslim Laws; Fereydoon Farahi, Singer and Musician; Harold Walter Kroto, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry; Hassan Zerehi, Journalist and Editor-in-Chief of Shahrvand Newspaper; Jean-Claude *** Astronomer and Former Director of the Nice Observatory; Lawrence Krauss, Theoretical Physicist and Cosmologist; Marieme Helie Lucas, Founder of Secularism is a Women's Issue; Maryam Namazie, Sp ...
Steven Weinberg on a 'final theory' of nature and symmetry in physics:
I am all in favor of a dialogue between and but not a constructive dialogue - steven weinberg
They felt that would be corrosive to religious *** it, I think they were right-Steven Weinberg
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"Facing a similar (British) academic boycott of Israelis seven years ago, Alan Dershowitz and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg wrote an open letter declaring that, for the purposes of any anti-Israel boycott, they are to be considered Israelis. Meaning: You discriminate against Israelis? Fine. Include us out. We will have nothing to do with you. Thousands of other academics added their signatures to the Dershowitz/Weinberg letter. It was the perfect in-kind response. Boycott the boycotters, with contempt." -Charles Krauthammer ("How to fight academic bigotry")
Awestruck by Nature! SCIENTIFIC research has provided many insights into the workings of the universe, or cosmos. Mankind now has a better understanding of it—from the tiniest building blocks of matter to the vast expanses of space. Even so, what remains to be learned is mind-boggling. Here on earth, we occupy a minuscule part of the vast universe. Yet, in our terrestrial home, we are awestruck by nature’s great complexity and beauty—a splendid flower, a breathtaking panorama, the spectacular plumage of a bird, a butterfly’s wings, a fiery sunset, or the smile of a loved one. Many people have found sufficient evidence in the physical universe to believe in the existence of an intelligent First Cause. The laws of physics, they say, seem to have been fine-tuned to support life. If the universe were set up just slightly differently, life would be impossible. Still, life, in all its fantastic diversity, is all around us. Cosmologist Paul Davies writes: “As the cosmic drama unfolds, it looks as if th ...
The new cosmologies are not shedding much light, except on the sheer power of the human imagination. Whatever they were supposed to explain has been rendered by their own rules unexplainable. What follows? In a 2012 triumph, the Large Hadron Collider detected the previously theoretical Higgs boson (the "God particle," thought to give everything in the universe mass). But the boson did not support any radical new cosmologies. Its lightness suggests the existence of other similar particles. That's promising for research but little more than that. Indeed, the Higgs's feast of data "seems to match the standard model's predictions perfectly" and leaves "usurpers of 'standard model' with little to chew on, as Nature put the matter in 2012. Science writer John Horgan says, "The Higgs doesn't take us any closer to a unified theory than climbing a tree would take me to the Moon." Meanwhile researchers are finding greater structure in the universe than they anticipated. Spiral galaxies are "pin-ups of the cosmos" a ...
Steven Weinberg said : "The good will do the best they can the worst will do the worst they can but if you want to make a good person do evil things you'll need religion."
"Religions are an assault upon human dignity" Professor Ph.D. Steven Weinberg; Nobel Laureate in Physics.
Steven Weinberg: “our job in physics is to see things simply, to understand many complicated phenomena in a unified way, in terms of a few simple principles" (1979 Nobel Prize lecture)
"One of the great achievements of science has been, if not to make it impossible for intelligent people to be religious, then at least to make it possible for them not to be religious. We should not retreat from this accomplishment." ~ Steven Weinberg.
Richard Dawkins and Steven Weinberg discuss religion and science in a historical and modern context. Steven Weinberg is an American theoretical physicist and...
After this was written there appeared a remarkable posthumous memoir that throws some doubt on Millikan's leading role in these experiments. Harvey Fletcher (1884-1981), who was a graduate student at the University of Chicago, at Millikan's suggestion worked on the measurement of electronic charge for his doctoral thesis, and co-authored some of the early papers on this subject with Millikan. Fletcher left a manuscript with a friend with instructions that it be published after his death; the manuscript was published in Physics Today, June 1982, page 43. In it, Fletcher claims that he was the first to do the experiment with oil drops, was the first to measure charges on single droplets, and may have been the first to suggest the use of oil. According to Fletcher, he had expected to be co-authored with Millikan on the crucial first article announcing the measurement of the electronic charge, but was talked out of this by Millikan. -- Steven Weinberg, "The Discovery of Subatomic Particles" Robert Millikan .. ...
You know, when I first got out of college, I talked to several R&D firms, in Huntsville, Atlanta, and I sent letters and resumes around the Nation... I had over a 50% reply rate, which I have been told is rather high, but anyway, I got called into an interview, at SAIC, and I went there, presented my resume, and we had a rather lengthy interview... He seemed genuinely interested in me, since I seemed to know what particle beam weapons were about, at least on the theoretical level, and I knew the math of Maxwell, and I knew about Tesla. I was 23 at the time... He requested a Transcript and letter of reference... I had the school send him a certified copy, direct, which was customary, and I got my favorite professor to write me a referral... I am talking about the same professor, that taught JPL people celestial mechanics and who, after retirement, went to work independently with Steven Weinberg for a while on quantum gravity... well, I called him, to confirm that he got everything, and he said he did, and ...
On these and many other points as well, the great scientific theories have lapsed. The more sophisticated the theories, the more inadequate they are. This is a reason to cherish them. They have enlarged and not diminished our sense of the sublime. No scientific theory touches on the mysteries that religious tradition addresses. A man asking why his days are short is not disposed to turn to algebraic quantum field theory for the answer. The answers that prominent scientific figures HAVE offered are remarkable in their shallowness. The hypothesis that we are nothing more than cosmic accidents has been widely accepted by the scientific community. Figures as diverse as Bertrand Russell, Jacques Monod, Steven Weinberg, and Richard Dawkins have said it is so. It is an article of their faith, one advanced with the confidence of men convinced that nature has equipped them to face realities the rest of us cannot bear to contemplate. There is not the slightest reason to think so. While science has nothing ...
About the only solution the atheist can offer is that we face the absurdity of life and live bravely. The British philosopher Bertrand Russell, for example, believed that we have no choice but to build our lives upon “the firm foundation of unyielding despair.” Only by recognizing that the world really is a terrible place can we successfully come to terms with life. Camus said that we should honestly recognize life’s absurdity and then live in love for one another.   The fundamental problem with this solution, however, is that it’s impossible to live consistently and happily within the framework of such a worldview. If you live consistently, you will not be happy; if you live happily, it is only because you are not consistent.   Francis Schaeffer has explained this point well. Modern man, says Schaeffer, resides in a two-story universe. In the lower story is the finite world without God; here life is absurd, as we have seen. In the upper story are meaning, value, and purpose. Now modern man live ...
A Light in the Darkness: Carl Sagan. Understanding a Pointless Universe: Steven Weinberg. A Pulitzer for the Ants: Edward O. Wilson
"Physical science ... discovering what sorts of things can be precisely explained. These may be fewer than we had thought". Steven Weinberg
The dream of the final theory & its characteristics by Steven Weinberg(also it was a dilemma for Einstein).
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Steven Weinberg's renditions of very famous paintings now at 60 West 8th Street. Info:
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nonfiction honoree Dr. Steven Weinberg argues how best to fund space exploration:
“...although the symmetries are hidden from us, we can sense that they are latent in nature, governing everything about us. That’s the most exciting idea I know: that nature is much simpler than it looks.” – Steven Weinberg
MT Steven Weinberg on the history of cosmology and particle physics, and what we do and don’t know:
After you learn quantum mechanics, you're never really the same again. Steven Weinberg
With or without religion, you would have good...
Science doesn't make it impossible to believe in god but it does make it possible to not believe in god.--Steven Weinberg
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Nobelist Steve Weinberg: Physics tells us less than we thought: Must settle for knowing much less
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The most readable explanation of particle physics and cosmology I have ever struck. By Steven Weinberg in
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Kant taught that space and time are not part of external reality but are rather preexisting structures in our minds that allow us to relate objects and events. To a Kantian the most shocking thing about Einstein's theories was that they demoted space and time to the status of ordinary aspects of the physical universe, aspects that could be affected by motion (in special relativity) or gravitation (in general relativity). from "The Unexpected Uselessness of Philosophy" by Steven Weinberg
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Is most morality secular, and is secular morality superior to religious morality? I think so. The fact that most religious people don't do evil things which their religious texts explicitly say they can or should do - AND don't do evil things which their religious texts don't explicitly prohibit, tells me that most morality is secular - at least to some degree. The greatest evil lies in those who most closely follow the "morality" of their religious texts - and in those who I might refer to as "secular psychopaths." The degree to which one more closely adheres to the "morality" described in their religious texts, is directly related to how immorally they conduct themselves in today's modern societies. That said, the hijacking of morality by religion(s) is an affront to reason and human dignity - and is a significant threat to the survival and well-being of humanity and human civilization. Religions have no demonstrable basis for their claims of moral authority, yet those claims have lead - and continue to ...
Weinberg on Physics Now: I just spotted (a bit late) that Steven Weinberg (one of the giants of my field)...
Here is a pretty fabulous exposition of the current state of physics knowledge by Steven Weinberg
Succint summary of what we know and don't know about physics by Steven Weinberg
Ans: c Q7. Who of the following scientists proved that the stars with mass less than 1.44 times the mass of the Sun end up as White Dwarfs when they die ? (A) Edwin Hubble (B) S. Chandrashekhar (C) Stephen Hawking (D) Steven Weinberg
When you teach any branch of physics you must motivate the formalism — it isn’t any good just to present the formalism and say that it agrees with experiment — you have to explain to the students why this the way the world is. After all, this is our aim in physics, not just to describe nature, but to explain nature. --- Steven Weinberg
The relationship between religion and science has been a subject of study since Classical antiquity, addressed by philosophers, theologians, scientists, and others. Perspectives from different geographical regions, cultures and historical epochs are diverse, with some characterizing the relationship as one of conflict, others describing it as one of harmony, and others proposing little interaction. The extent to which science and religion may attempt to understand and describe similar phenomena is sometimes referred to as a part of the demarcation problem. Science and religion generally pursue knowledge of the universe using different methodologies. Science acknowledges reason, empiricism, and evidence, while religions include revelation, faith and sacredness. Despite these differences, most scientific and technical innovations prior to the Scientific revolution were achieved by societies organized by religious traditions. Much of the scientific method was pioneered first by Islamic scholars, and later by ...
"The urge to trace the history of the universe back to its beginnings is irresistible." -STEVEN WEINBERG
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This should be renamed because of the star to "The First Four Minutes" (apologies to Steven Weinberg, whose book I loved, )
"There's no principle built into the laws of physics that says theoretical physicists have to be happy." -Steven Weinberg
"Left to themselves, Evil people will do evil things, Good people will try and do good things, but if you want a good person to do evil things... That takes religion." ~Steven Weinberg
Nobel Prize winner Steven Weinberg, author Stephen Harrigan and young-adult writer Cynthia Leitich Smith will be honored with the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation’s 2013 Illumine awards for excellence in literary achievement, the foundation announced Monday.
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Photoset: The last stand at Jackie’s 5th from Brooklyn Based Magazine Steven Weinberg, BB writer and...
I added a video to a playlist The Atheism.Tapes..2/6-Steven Weinberg
Quoting my teacher Dr. Wallace who is a physicist and buddhist scholar: "All particles of matter and energy are now believed to consist of oscillations of immaterial, abstract quantities, known as “fields,” existing in empty space. Steven Weinberg, a Nobel Laureate in physics, comments, “In the physicist’s recipe for the world, the list of ingredients no longer includes particles. Matter thus loses its central role in physics. All that is left are principles of symmetry.” Incredible isn't it? quantum physics is becoming closer to the buddhist understanding of emptiness!
"religion is an insult to human dignity." Steven Weinberg
Data alone has no voice. Charles Darwin on theories via Steven Weinberg, as quoted
A Brief History of the Multiverse The idea of an inflationary multiverse (the universe consisting of many universes with different properties) was first proposed in 1982 in my Cambridge University preprint Nonsingular Regenerating Inflationary Universe . A more detailed discussion of this possibility was contained in my paper The New Inflationary Universe Scenario published in the book "The Very Early Universe," ed. G.W. Gibbons, S.W. Hawking and S.Siklos, Cambridge University Press, 1983, pp. 205-249. Implications of this picture for the "SUSY landscape" (the universe with different properties corresponding to different vacua of supersymmetric theories) was discussed in my paper Inflation Can Break Symmetry In SUSY, Phys. Lett. B131, 330 (1983). A major step in the development of the theory of the multiverse was related to the discovery of eternal inflation; for a discussion of its anthropic implications see the last page of my paper Eternally Existing Self-Reproducing Chaotic Inflationary Universe, Phys ...
One of my absolute favorite discussions: Richard Dawkins and Steven Weinberg in discussion. via
The Truth About Life An invitation to the nation of islam! Home Islam:The Truth The Koran Muhammed Science in the koran! Proof of Gods existence The Lie of Terrorism! Bibles Corruption Videos Good sites! Guestbook Science in the koran The koran holds over 1000 scientific signs KORAN AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES I)Embryological Data in the Koran: Consider 1). "He [i.e God] created you in the wombs of your mothers in three fold darkness" (Koran 39:6). The three fold darkness may refer to: i)Anterior abdominal wall; ii)The uterine wall & iii) Amnio Chronic membrane [Prof Keith L. Moore- University of Toronto]. 2). "Then We [plural of majesty for God] placed him [i.e man/woman] as a drop [Nutfa in Arabic] in a safe lodging. Then We made the drop [Nutfa] into a leech like structure [Alaca in Arabic]. Then out of the leech like structure, a chewed lump [Mudghah in Arabic]. Then out of the chewed lump bones, and We clothed the bones in flesh. Then we developed out of it another creature. therefore, blessed be Allah [ ...
I thought about them. George Carlin and Steven Weinberg too.
He Never Lost a Friend Steven Weinberg was not a cook, but he loved to go to the supermarket. He was not a collector, but he was nonetheless a familiar figure at garage sales in New City, N.Y. As his family's social secretary, an assistant basketball coach for his children, a man of 41 who kept every friend he ever made, all the way back to childhood, Mr. Weinberg never passed up an opportunity to run into someone he knew. He enjoyed his position as an accounting manager at Baseline Financial Services, but it was as Laurie Weinberg's husband of 14 years; as the father of Lindsay, 12, Samuel, 8, and Jason, 6; and as a people magnet that Mr. Weinberg glowed. His wife said he had a distinct relationship with each of his children but a single message for all: "Stop fighting." He planned every family outing with other families. Seven hundred people attended his memorial service.
Steven Weinberg had the concept of religion down to a T
Thought for the day. Steven Weinberg via Be Secular.
I have to admit that I am something of an aficionado for the texts of scientism. Daniel Dennett, Steven Pinker, Carl Sagan and E. O. Wilson all grace my shelves with their well-written visions of a world ruled by science. Of course, Richard Dawkins also belongs to this company and I have enjoyed his books enormously. His atheism was a mild irritant that distracted from his other ideas but did not obscure them completely. Now, though, it is as an atheist first and a scientific exegete second that he wishes to be seen. If I read his views in The God Delusion aright, my Christian faith actually excludes me from those whom he wishes to convey his science. Science and faith are not compatible, he claims, and he has no desire for people like me to feel comfortable with both. Many atheists have given The God Delusion a hiding in the review pages of various journals. A few have stood up for Dawkins, Steven Weinberg among them, but these can only be described as the usual suspects. No one, as far as I can tell, ha ...
"At the other end of the spectrum are the opponents of reductionism who are appalled by what they feel to be the bleakness of modern science. To whatever extent they and their world can be reduced to a matter of particles or fields and their interactions, they feel diminished by that knowledge… I would not try to answer these critics with a pep talk about the beauties of modern science. The reductionist worldview is chilling and impersonal. It has to be accepted as it is, not because we like it, but because that is the way the world works." - Steven Weinberg, Dreams of a Final Theory
If you were gone tomorrow would your obituary be worth reading? Nobel-prize-winning physicist Kenneth Wilson died on Saturday at the age of 77. Here's the excellent obituary from Wilson's academic home, Cornell University. It's worth reading for clear way it describes Wilson's achievements and his personality Pioneering physicist and Nobel Laureate Kenneth Wilson dies ITHACA, N.Y. – Physics visionary Kenneth G. Wilson, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Physics, died at the age of 77 on Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Maine of complications following a lymphoma. "Ken Wilson was one of a very small number of physicists who changed the way we all think, not just about specific phenomena, but about a vast range of different phenomena," said Steven Weinberg, a fellow physics Nobel Laureate. The Nobel Prize recognized Wilson’s groundbreaking work on phase transitions, such as the transformation of a substance from the liquid to the gaseous state. Wilson was led to this breakthrough from his struggles with myste ...
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“...how surprising it is that the laws of nature and the initial conditions of the universe should allow for the existence of beings who could observe it. Life as we know it would be impossible if any one of several physical quantities had slightly different values.” - Professor Steven Weinberg (Nobel Laureate in High Energy Physics
Puts me in mind of this wonderful snippet of an interview with Steven Weinberg:
Over the years, I’ve done a bunch of work for my friends over at Meridian Hill Pictures in DC. I was really excited when they asked me to make a design for a compilation DVD of their favorite short films from their first two years. The case was screenprinted by Tender Loving Empire in Portland, OR a...
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The 27th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics will be held in downtown Dallas December 8 - 13, 2013. It is organized by the Department of Physics at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and is chaired by Wolfgang Rindler and Mustapha Ishak. The Symposium will include both invited and cont...
Amrawati/Yawatmal: In a spine-chilling incident, the grandmother of a 10-year-old girl, along with family members, slit the throat of the victim, offered her to a goddess and then drank her ...
Great quote originally said by Steven Weinberg, quoted by Lawrence Krauss.
In our universe, we are tuned into the frequency that corresponds to physical reality. But there are an infinite number of parallel realities co-existing with us in the same room, although we cannot tune into them ~ Steven Weinberg (Quantum Physicist)
May 6, 2013“Religion is the opium of the masses” is the argument often used by atheists to dismiss religion without addressing the substantial issues it addresses. Though many atheists have used this quote, its most well-known proponent is Karl Marx: “Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.”What does this religion-opium argument imply? Atheists allege that just as opium intoxicates people with illusory feelings of well-being without offering any real relief, so does religion. Only when people stop taking opium will they shake off the opium-induced feelings of illusory well-being and strive towards real well-being. Atheists believe that the same applies to religion – only when people shed the false hopes offered by religion will they strive for actual well-being.This argument has several unstated assumptions. Because these assumptions are not subjected to serious intellectual scrutiny, the reli ...
Grayling fits physicist Steven Weinberg into this quote.
Some people have views of God that are so broad and flexible that it is inevitable that they will find God wherever they look for him. One hears it said that 'God is the ultimate' or 'God is our better nature' or 'God is the universe.' Of course, like any other word, the word 'God' can be given any meaning we like. If you want to say that 'God is energy,' then you can find God in a lump of coal. - Steven Weinberg -
"What kind of leader, if he was a human being, would want that kind of loyalty, demand that kind of loyalty?" ~Steven Weinberg, American physicist and Nobel Laureate in physics, speaking of Abraham being ordered to sacrifice his son Isaac
“I don't need to argue here that the evil in the world proves that the universe is not designed, but only that there are no signs of benevolence that might have shown the hand of a designer.” ~Steven Weinberg, American physicist and Nobel Laureate in Physics In 1999
I recently wrote an article about how the same-sex marriage debate arouses society’s schizoid moral responses. It got me to thinking about another piece I wrote in 2011 that illustrates the same moral schizophrenia. In this case, how child abuse and death can result from substituting knowledge of ch...
[Wait until Dershowitz gets wind of this! I’m sure Obama will lose the professor’s support when he runs for reelection in 2016. df] Israel Hayom, 5/24/2013 America's grand retreat The grand climb-down from confronting Iran is on its way. By David M. Weinberg Last month, I highlighted a new Washington report headlined by former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas R. Pickering which argues that America should end its confrontation with Iran over Tehran's nuclear weapons drive. Pickering and his senior Washington colleagues want U.S. President Barack Obama to altogether drop sanctions and covert action against Iran, since the sanctions are only "contributing to an increase in repression and corruption within Iran," and alas "may be sowing the seeds of long-term alienation between the Iranian people and the United States." Pickering's call for American capitulation to Iran is now being echoed across the Washington wag world. Numerous think tanks are seeding the American diplomatic . ...
Does the natural disaster in Oklahoma prove that there is no supernatural God?
We should be tolerant but should we be so tolerant to other cultures when they are opposed to all the values we hold ? Muslim culture is just about everything I hate… intolerant, brutal, oppressive, sexist, homophobic, backwards, superstitious, primitive, bullying, racist. We should do everything we can to discourage it in our society, there is no place for this primitive bronze age thinking in a modern world. We should NOT respect others' religious beliefs, they can be shown to be wrong and they deserve no more respect that someone who believes in fairies. It's time the human race grew up !
People saying that they hate the way the countries run after what happened yesterday but that's exactly the point (albeit an extreme way to put across) he was making, people are at war dying for their government but the people that orchestrate the war will never risk their lives over it always someone else's, aside from the fact it was truly awful what happens the point he makes rings a lot of truth
Not one of my FB Muslim friends have as much as mentioned the slaying in Woolwich yesterday. Why not guys? Statistically at least one of you should have at least mentioned it.
Mosques were attacked and the Far Right descended onto the streets of Woolwich after a soldier was hacked to death by two men
Absolutely sick times were living in. You cant help people feeling fear and wanting to retaliate in times like this when a group of people threaten your way of life, But You really have to look at this without prejudice though and dont let the media spin it out to create more hate... Two fanatical muslims have killed a man and no doubt there will be many more attacks over the years. There is no question we have to fight back against ANYONE who threatens our God given right to have peace. But remember that hatred and evil isnt confined to race religion or colour! Do you remember the massacre in the lakes? Derrick Bird was white and killed 12 people. This doesnt mean that whites should be banned from the Lake District!? Its because of hatred for eachother than these things happen!!!
Stalin, Hitler, Mao all denied God at one point in their life, and when that denial is made choices naturally follow in virtually every facet of life, and the undergirding philosophy that determines what choices are made in the negation of God’s existence. One should at least have the maturity and intellectual honesty to acknowledge Marxism-Leninism for what it was: a thoroughly thought-through attempt to reorder society politically, economically, socially and culturally using an ideology firmly rooted in atheist and materialist first principles. Steven Weinberg apparently believes that the crimes of religious regimes reflect the true face of religion, while the crimes of atheist regimes represent a distortion of the atheist spirit of rational and scientific inquiry. How conveniently the atheist plays word games! When it is Stalin or Pol Pot who does the slaughtering, it is because they are deranged or irrational ideologues; their atheism has nothing to do with their actions. But when a Holocaust is en ...
A man, reportedly a British soldier, was attacked and killed by knife-wielding assailants on a London street in broad daylight Wednesday in what is being investigated as an ideologically motivated terror attack. Eyewitnesses told ITV News that two attackers were later shot by of …
The sooner this world removes it's self from all religion it will be a better place and we all will finally be able to get along.
In the next few days you can bet you'll hear Islamic leaders comment on the media about how they don't agree with what has happened in London, remember these 2 Islamic teachings: taqiyya and kitman. In Islam there are two forms of lying to non-believers (that's us) that are permitted under certain circumstances, taqiyya and kitman. These circumstances are typically those that advance the cause Islam - in some cases by gaining the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their vulnerability and defeat them.
There is a lot of love in this world.do not be convinced otherwise or oppressed into thinking we run for the shadows, that's what "they" want. That said, there's a handful of people who want you to start "hating" and "fighting" because of colour, because of religion, because of so-called beliefs. Well for me , whatever God you believe in or if you don't believe at all, its ok. Everybody has that right. One of the fundamental points of all religous values is right and wrong. and there is no religion that says killing is right . Again, that said, there are those "giving sermans from the backs of their cars" who's only "love" , is to read between the lines of their chosen holy book. This, purely for their own benefit, with not a moments thought for any individual or of the effect on their congregation. For each a road, for every man a religion. but the acts I see today across the world are not acts of religion. They are not even close. They are mindless acts by mindless individuals intent on causing pain s . ...
The fact that people are bringing race into this horrible tragedy so early is disgusting. Have some respect for the victim and their family. Race and religion does not influence how evil someone is.
Atheism and humanism for a calmer planet and a more sustainable future. You know it makes sense.
Last day of the sixth grade! And it feels better as a teacher than it did as a student.
Atheism teaches that: 1.There is no heavenly father. -Man must protect the orphans and foundlings, or they will not be protected. 2.There is no god to answer prayer. -Man must hear and help man. 3.There is no *** -We have no vindictive god or devil to fear or imitate. 4.There is no atonement or salvation by faith. -We must face the consequence of our acts. 5.There is no beneficent or malevolent intent in nature. -Life is a struggle against preventable and unpreventable difficulties.The cooperation of man is the only hope of the world. 6.There is no chance after death to "do our bit". -We must do it now or never. 7.There is no divine guardian of truth, goodness, beauty and liberty. -These are attributes of man. Man must defend them or they will perish from the earth.
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Organised religion is responsible for some of the most evil acts mankind has ever committed
'This is often the way it is in physics - our mistake is not that we take our theories too seriously, but that we do not take them seriously enough.' Steven Weinberg
Yet another example demonstrating that religion is a human disease. So much violence because religion fanatics believe in some unproven fecking 'Cloud Guy'. These dark age, bigoted religions have no place in the 21st century and no place in Great Britain.
George Bush has claimed he was on a mission from God when he launched the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, according to a senior Palestinian politician in an interview to be broadcast by the BBC later this month. By Ewen MacAskill.
I am the only one seeing how hypocritical this nonsense is? I don't HAVE to accept homosexuality, just like you don't HAVE to accept Jesus as your savior. THIS is a hate crime in itself!
 I get email: A Christian Christian! All the reprimands, prayers, chastisements, and denigrations of evolution I receive from religious people recede into obscurity when I get something like this email. It arrived yesterday and is posted with permission ( last name abbreviated by request). I’ve also verified, as far as I can, that this person is real and not pulling some kind of hoax: Dear Professor Coyne: I have been contemplating how to write this email to you.  Let me start by saying I am a Christian but I am not here to argue about faith vs. belief vs. science nor am I here to tell you that what I believe is right while what you research is wrong.  I am here to tell you that I wish I could apologize for the treatment of the scientific community by the majority of Christians. In the past few days, I have seen the various blogs/posts/comments about your speech at Appalachian State University.  In all honesty, it is hard for me to find a way to express the level of aggravation that I have with the ...
You probably attended church services yesterday. It's possible that an atheist you know did as well, in a way. The rise of "atheist churches" is an oxymoronic fact in our culture.
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Why worry about eternity, you're in it now.
Steven Weinberg says after learning Quantum Mechanics, you'll never really be the same!! I tend to agree
Ali Abunimah: Boycotting Israel as a stance for justice is going mainstream – Israelis can no longer pretend theirs is in an enlightened country
many scientist such as steven weinberg believe that an intelligent designer MIGHT be an option
"Im all for it, but I don't know what it is." Theoretical Physicist Steven Weinberg on 'naturalism and reality.' ...epitomy of ideology.
I'm not sure I agree here. It may be that mean people feel they can be more open about their meanness and stupid people more confident in sharing the fruits of their stupidity if they can cite a supposed divine source to bolster what they would like to say or do in any case.
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The Special Commission of Inquiry investigating child sexual abuse in the Newcastle area has begun its hearings this morning. The inquiry was sparked by a senior police officer who went public with his claims about being asked to stop investigating certain crimes. The inquiry will also investigate w...
Will the Islamophobia never end? "20 dead in Muslim attack on Christian funeral,," from The Commentator, May 4 (thanks to Raheem): At least 20 people have been murdered in a violent attack on a Christian funeral in central Nigeria's Taraba state on Friday. A round-the-clock curfew is now in place...
On May 3, 1933, American theoretical physicist and Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg was born. His research on elementary particles and cosmology has been honored with numerous prizes and awards including the Nobel Prize in Physics, which he received in 1979 together with his colleagues Abdus Salam and...
Here's a virtual movie of the great Italian pollitical philosopher historian, politician, diplomat, humanist and writer reading from his very wise political treatise "The Prince"...
Steven Weinberg contributed to the theory of the unified weak and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles.
Binary Birthdays are Birthdays in ones and zeros. Celebrate more when young, less when older.
Steven Weinberg, a Nobel Laureate in Physics, said at the moment of this explosion, "the universe was about a hundred thousands
It matters not whether you win or lose; what matters is whether I win or lose Steven Weinberg
It's sad the way his country treated him because of his religious beliefs. Steven Weinberg on Dr. Abdus Salam, at Imperial College London
He was a devout Muslim,a man of peace but despite being a man of peace he was not a week man.Steven Weinberg on Dr. Abdus Salam
"The International Space Station cost 10x that of the LHC and has produced nothing of any scientific interest" Steven Weinberg
***Question of the Day*** Should a religion serve its doctrine or serve its followers?
*** I just love audiobooks. Every single thing about them.
The problem with communcating astrophysics is that there is a huge gab from the knowledge in field and the everyday life. Any communcation aimed at rousing people's interest in the field would have to answer the question: how is this relevant for my own life? This is difficult which is why most news about astrophysics is about disasters: supernovas. meteor-impacts, massive solarflares etc.
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Max Weinberg as role model. "Springsteen not available. Steven Van Zandt also not available." Well played,
Can't believe the Pope has resigned! What is going on?
In what way, shape or form, does religion benefit society?
To present the Nobel Prize in Physics, heres theoretical physicist Steven Weinberg and Pitbull!
'Religion is an insult to human dignity.' Steven Weinberg
Bob Seger and Kid Rock in concert in the 2013 Rock and Roll Never Forgets Tour! I so need to be there! "Her Strut' is my jam!
"Tom Kibble: breaking symmetries, breaking ground and the new boson" Talk by Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg on 13 March
Good people will do good, bad people will do bad, for a good person to do bad it takes ~Steven Weinberg
I think that was from Steven Weinberg.Very true.
"Religion is an insult to human dignity. '' - Steven Weinberg
I decided I would research heavily from the point of view of a religious person and why is it that I can't find any winning arguments :/? All statements derive from ignorance or desperation... I understand that religion gives you a community to hang around with automatically but what if everyone didn't dislike the other person because of their belief. Because of the almighty religions us humans have learned to kill each other for money and resources :/ religion has never once fought for love and peace . Religion authorizes war and genocide.
In a letter to Energy Department employees today, Energy Secretary Steven Chu highlighted the tremendous progress of the last four years, and announced his decision to not serve a second term as
Nobel Prize Dr Abdus Salam was the only Nobel Laureate physicist from Pakistan and was a champion of science in the developing world. Salam was interested to establish the centre in Pakistan. He also passed on this idea to President Ayub Khan. When Ayub Khan briefed his Finance Minister, Mohammad Shoaib, about the idea, the minister dismissively replied, “Salam wants to make a hotel for scientists rather than a centre.” In 1979, he shared the Noble Prize of Physics with US physicists Steven Weinberg and Sheldon Glashow. For the Nobel Prize ceremony, he wore the traditional Pakistani dress of shalwar and sherwani with a turban. He was also allowed to give his speech in Urdu.
Science proceeds by simple but impersonal principles~ Steven Weinberg
Some description and note of the significance of the weak interaction is given in the following quote taken from the press release for the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded to awarded to Sheldon L. Glashow, Abdus Salam and Steven Weinberg for their contributions to developing the Standard Model: ...
Important people drinking coffee,really funny illustrations by Steven Weinberg. Spare a thought for Atlas. HT
Important people need a kick of caffeine just like the rest of us. Steven Weinberg offers... -
"Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves." -Moses (supposedly the man who gave humanity morals)
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