Resident guest writer/biologist Matthew Cobb is friends with physicist Brian Cox, and sometimes appears on his “Infinite Monkey Cage” show. Matthew keeps me filled in on Cox’s continuing Twi**er battle with Deepakity, which I’m very glad about since it means that someone who knows more than I about physics can keep Chopra busy tweeting nonsense. But now another physicist has entered the fray. As Matthew wrote me when he sent this Twi**er exchange:
Now it involves Jon Butterworth, another CERN particle physicist, based at UCL and a Manchester City fan (hooray), unlike Cox who supports United (boo).
Anyway, Brian is showing his usual robustness…
Indeed! Have a look at this. Showing his recurrent symptoms of Maru’s Syndrome, Chopra could not resist entering the Butterworth Box:
“Working hypothesis” is dead right. That’s the proper answer to those who say that science and its methods can’t be justified a priori, though logic alone.
Lord, Cox’s last tw**t is a harsh one! But he’s right!