“Today, natural philosophy has not disappeared completely. It lives under disguise. Scientists write popular books, for the general educated public, professing to make their ideas about the science that they practice accessible to non-scientists. They use these books to speculate about the larger meaning of their discoveries for our understanding of the universe and of our place within it. They also have another audience, however: their colleagues in science, addressed under the disguise of popularization.”
About a year and a half ago I published an in-depth critique of Lee Smolin’s Time Reborn. What follows is a Q&A with Lee Smolin, following the earlier post.