Science isn't everything – and it's not even after the truth

日期:2019-03-01 02:20:04 作者:晋戌俳 阅读:

Hill Street Studios/L Paul Verhage/Getty By Philip Ball RICHARD FEYNMAN has been often quoted as saying that the philosophy of science is as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds. It’s not clear if he ever put it quite that way, but it rings true with what we know of Feynman. Certainly, the quote is usually wheeled out for purposes of disparagement. Similarly, Stephen Hawking, in his 2010 book with Leonard Mlodinow, The Grand Design, declared that “philosophy is dead”. Another prominent physics populariser, Lawrence Krauss,