Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Higgs boson on Darwin's birthday

Today the graduate fellowship in Delhi is having their annual event marking Charles Darwin's birthday. I am giving a short talk, "Higgs boson or "God particle"?"

What is the connection with Darwin?
Well the Higgs boson is another case of where in the media and popular culture the philosophical and theological significance of a scientific discovery is mis-understood and mis-represented.

A video of a longer version of the talk is here.
The Test of Faith paper on emergence and reductionism I refer is here.

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