quinta-feira, 18 de outubro de 2007

einstein e deus / einstein & god

Einstein and the Mind of God

Speaking at a conference on science, religion and philosophy in 1941, Albert Einstein famously said that “science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind.” Einstein, a German-born Jew, considered himself religious. But what he meant by religion was not straightforward. The first episode of a two-part podcast called Einstein and the Mind of God (iTunes - MP3 - Web Site) tries to sort out Einstein’s religious sensibility and how it squares with his scientific thinking. For Einstein, religion consisted of a belief, not in a personal God, but a universal spirit that manifests itself in nature. And it was the task of physics to make sense of nature, of God’s universe. Or, so that is how it’s explained by Freeman Dyson, a famed theoretical physicist who appears on the show. (cont)