[FRIAM] Quote of the week

Marcos stalkingtime at gmail.com
Sun Jun 5 15:43:47 EDT 2011


On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 1:15 PM, Robert Holmes <robert at holmesacosta.com>wrote:

> From the BBC's science podcast "The Infinite Monkey Cage<http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/timc>
> ":
>
> "Philosophy is to physics as pornography is to sex. It's cheaper, it's
> easier and some people seem to prefer it."
>

Not to be pedantic, but I suspect that s/he has conflated "philosophy" with
"new age", as much of science owes itself to philosophy.

marcos
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