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A collection of quotes by Steven Weinberg on physics, science, astronomy, particles, atheism, God, religion, research, ethics, mind, morality and belief.

18 Notable Quotes By Steven Weinberg That Will Ignite Your Mind

Born On: May 3, 1933

Born In: New York City, USA

Steven Weinberg is a Noble Prize-winning American physicist and a prolific writer. He completed his Ph.D. from the reputed Princeton University and went on to become a researcher at the Columbia University. He researched on various topics like quantum field theory and scattering theory while developing his interest in astrophysics. He further published his research papers on neutrinos and even published a couple of books titled ‘The Quantum Theory of Fields’ and ‘Gravitation and Cosmology’. These works are considered to be one of the most influential books in their subjects. He further served as a professor at various reputed universities including MIT and Harvard. During his tenure at MIT, he worked on broken symmetries, current algebra, and renormalization theory. This was followed by his theory of strong interactions known as ‘quantum chromodynamics’ which turned out to be one of his most notable works. He further did significant work in the field of physics and was appointed as the chairman of the ‘Jack S. Josey-Welch Foundation Regents’. Apart from the ‘Noble Prize’, he was honored with the ‘Benjamin Franklin Medal for Distinguished Achievement in the Sciences’. Go through the quotations and sayings by the distinguished scientist which has been extracted from his writings, books, researches, lectures, interviews, work and thoughts. Read on the famous quotes and thoughts by Steven Weinberg.
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With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.

Steven Weinberg

Religion is an insult to human dignity. Without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.

Steven Weinberg

All logical arguments can be defeated by the simple refusal to reason logically

Steven Weinberg

The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.

Steven Weinberg

The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it also seems pointless

Steven Weinberg

Science doesn't make it impossible to believe in God, it just makes it possible not to believe in God

Steven Weinberg

It does not matter whether you win or lose, what matters is whether I win or lose!

Steven Weinberg

I don't need to argue here that the evil in the world proves that the universe is not designed, but only that there are no signs of benevolence that might have shown the hand of a designer.

Steven Weinberg

Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion.

Steven Weinberg

Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion

Steven Weinberg

Religions of the Roman Empire “were all considered by the people, as equally true, by the philosopher, as equally false, and by the magistrate, as equally useful.”8

Steven Weinberg

We simply do not find anything in the laws of nature that in any way corresponds to ideas of goodness, justice, love, or strife,

Steven Weinberg

Whatever the final laws of nature may be, there is no reason to suppose that they are designed to make physicists happy.

Steven Weinberg

As is natural for an academic, when I want to learn about something, I volunteer to teach a course on the subject.

Steven Weinberg

In the East al-Rashid and al-Mamun were delving into Greek and Persian philosophy,

Steven Weinberg

At its most fundamental level science is not undertaken for any practical reason.

Steven Weinberg

Scientific theories cannot be deduced by purely mathematical reasoning.

Steven Weinberg

The idea is to see how far one can go without supposing supernatural intervention.

Steven Weinberg