What Is Physics?

Padawan Physicist, the blogger behind a newly created blog called Leukhtam, is a physics graduate student with a strong interest in philosophy. He has been reliably supportive of Camels With Hammers over the years (and even appeared for the second half of the first episode of The Camels With Hammers Show, though he barely spoke). Over time he has become one of my favorite Facebook friends. I am really excited that he has taken up the task of delving into the nature of physics and its relevance to atheists. In his inaugural post he defines physics and what its three basic jobs are. In his follow up post, of special interest to  Schrödinger fans, he gives a  State of the Cat address.

Check it all out and bookmark his blog. I expect it to be an invaluable contribution to the atheist blogosphere.

Your Thoughts?

About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • ACN

    As a fellow physics grad student, I’ll get right over there! :)

  • kalim

    Hi
    Said Nursi proved the existence of God in his books (Risalei Nur collection) (23 th flash)
    http://www.nur.gen.tr/en.html#leftmenu=Risale&maincontent=Risale&islem=read&KitapId=494&BolumId=8750&KitapAd=The+Flashes+(Revised+2009+edition)&Page=233

    I want to share these sentences

    Their prophets said: “Is there any doubt about God, Creator of the heavens and the earth?”

    O man! You should be aware that there are certain phrases which are commonly used and imply unbelief. The believers also use them, but without realizing their implications. We shall explain three of the most important of them.
    The First: “Causes create this.”
    The Second: “It forms itself; it comes into existence and later ceases to exist.”
    The Third: “It is natural; Nature necessitates and creates it.”
    Indeed, since beings exist and this cannot be denied, and since each being comes into existence in a wise and artistic fashion, and since each is not outside time but is being continuously renewed, then, O falsifier of the truth, you are bound to say either that the causes in the world create beings, for example, this animal; that is to say, it comes into existence through the coming together of causes, or that it forms itself, or that its coming into existence is a requirement and necessary effect of Nature, or that it is created through the power of One All-Powerful and All-Glorious. Since reason can find no way apart from these four, if the first three are definitely proved to be impossible, invalid and absurd, the way of Divine Unity, which is the fourth way, will necessarily and self-evidently and without doubt or suspicion, be proved true.

    • Roger

      Got any original thoughts to share or are you just going to keep spamming the same irrelevant quotes that make no bloody sense?


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