Congratulations to Prof. Peter Higgs, Nobel Prize in Physics 2013, the theoretical physicist who predicted the Higgs Boson, often nicknamed the “God particle.” Prof. Higgs is an atheist, but a tolerant atheist who respects believers.
io9 has a very good article by Charlie Jane Anders on “Why Smug Atheists Should Read More Science Fiction.” “You can’t be on Twitter these days without being bombarded with atheistic smugness,” she says. “You know what I mean. People who can’t just profess that they don’t believe in God — they have to taunt religious people for believing in ‘fairy tales.’ Or the Tooth Fairy. Most of the time, these are geeks who have immense respect for science… and yet, they won’t recognize a situation where they simply have no data, one way or the other. After a while, I can’t help wishing that these people would read some more science fiction, which above all is the genre of amazement and limitless possibility.” Continue reading Atheists should read more science fiction