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March 16, 2004

Two domains

Brian Greene is being interviewed on NPR's Fresh Air in preperation for his new book, and the host tried to insert the thought that String Theory and Religion/Spirituality might be related-he rejected that conflation rather forcefully. Greene did concede that some of the ideas that have emerged out of physics resemble those of certain religious & philosophical schools, but, this is inevitable when considered in light of the reality that the analogies physicists use to communicate their theories to the public are often taken from the same mental universe that religious thinkers have always had to draw from. Therefore, a certain intersection linguistically between these two fields is inevitable.

Posted by razib at 03:46 PM