“Maybe Hawking should leave God alone,” claims Marcelo Gleiser.
Poor god. Getting beat up by a guy in a wheel chair.
Gleisser essentially argues that Hawking can’t make the claims he makes about the irrelevance of god in an origin physics. Yet, Gleisser freely implies the possibility of god-like entities in discussing on how it all started. So, the way it works is like this: If you agree with Gleisser, you can use the same kinds of arguments he uses. If you disagree with Gleisser, you should, well, shut up and stuff.
If I was Hawking, and Gleisser was in the vicinity, I’d double check my battery pack.
Or, is Gleisser really saying what I think he is saying? Have a look and report back if you disagree. On his web site, he does make this statement: “My approach is conciliatory, showing that there need not be a conflict between secularization and spirituality: the poison here is dogmatism, both from the religious and the scientific camps. *”
I guess “dogma” = “what he said.” Which, by the way, is why we are never, ever going to get past this argument about who is and who is not a dick and why.