We need philosophers to tackle the big cosmic puzzles

 作者:慕容尿     |      日期:2019-03-15 07:15:01
By Joseph Silk (Image: John White Photos/Getty) MODERN cosmology has been spectacularly successful at explaining why the universe is as it is – a geometrically flat expanding space pockmarked with stars and galaxies. But this very success means that attempts to understand its origin increasingly stray into issues beyond physics and into the realm of philosophy, for which cosmologists rarely have any formal training. Likewise, when philosophers, untrained in astrophysical subtleties, pronounce on cosmology,