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Mar 19, 2019

Award-Winning Physicist: ‘Science Does Not Kill God’

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In Plato’s “Apology,” the Greek philosopher quotes Socrates, who is having one of his famous discourses with another philosopher, as saying, “Although I do not suppose that either of us knows anything really beautiful and good, I am better off than he is — for he knows nothing, and thinks that he knows. I neither know nor think that I know.”

Sadly, the “Socratic Paradox” is not much taught in schools these days. And that’s a shame because Socrates — who was forced to drink a fatal dose of hemlock after being charged with not believing in “the gods of the state” — has much to teach us about the true nature of knowledge.

Some, though, appear to still be reading Socrates’ works. Like Marcelo Gleiser.

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  • flashgordon on March 20, 2019 12:18 am

    someone payed this guy over a million dollars to say that?

  • flashgordon on March 20, 2019 2:58 pm

    the dark side of the force appears to be strong in these parts.

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