Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Quote of the Day: Monkeying-Around
Fred Hoyle (British astrophysicist)
“A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a superintellect has monkeyed with physics, as well as with chemistry and biology, and that there are no blind forces worth speaking about in nature. The numbers one calculates from the facts seem to me so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost beyond question.” (h/t y-origins.com)
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Hoyle, an atheist at the time, reached this conclusion while studying the nuclear reaction required to make carbon, one which required a very specific energy to work.
The discovery reportedly left him "greatly shaken."
"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"