Angel "Java" Lopez en Blog

Publicado el 29 de Enero, 2017, 15:23

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Dirac, Heisenberg, Paili y la religión

Hoy leo una versión más completa de la opinión de Dirac, en ese congreso Solvay de 1927:

It we are honest -and scientist have lo be—we must admit that religion is a jumble of false assertions, with no basis in reality. The very idea of God is a product of the human imagination.... I can't for the life of me see how the postulate of an Almighty God helps us in any way. What I do see is that this assumption leads to such unproductive questions as why God allows so much miscry and injustice, the exploitation of the poor by the rich and all other horrors He might have prevented. If religion is still being taught, it is by no means because its ideas still convince us, but siinply because some of us want to keep the lower classes quiet. Quiet people are much easier to govern than clamorous and dissatisfied ones. They are also easier to exploit... Hence the close alliance between those two great public forces, the State and the Church.

Lo encuentro en el excelente "QED and The Men Who Made It" de Silvan Schweber. Asombra un poco la postura "dura" de un Dirac circumspecto, casi tímido en otros aspectos.

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Angel "Java" Lopez

Por ajlopez, en: Ciencia