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Victor J. Stenger

Data de nascimento: 29. Janeiro 1935
Data de falecimento: 27. Agosto 2014
Outros nomes: 維克特·斯鄧葛, Վիկտոր Սթենջեր, ویکتور استنجر

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Victor John Stenger foi um físico de partículas, filósofo, escritor e cético religioso estadunidense.

Depois de uma carreira como um cientista de pesquisa no campo da física de partículas, Stenger passou a ser associado ao Novo Ateísmo e também por ser autor de livros de divulgação científica. Ele publicou doze livros para o público em geral sobre física, mecânica quântica, cosmologia, filosofia, religião, ateísmo e pseudociência, incluindo best-seller de 2007 God: The Failed Hypothesis. Seu último livro foi God and the Multiverse: Humanity's Expanding View of the Cosmos . Ele também era colunista científico de destaque regular no Huffington Post.

Stenger era um ativista pela remoção da influência da religião na pesquisa científica, atividade comercial e no processo de decisão política, além de ter cunhado a frase "A ciência voa até a Lua. A religião voa em construções".

Citações Victor J. Stenger

„The fact that we have something is just what we would expect if there is no God.“

—  Victor J. Stenger
Context: The transition of nothing-to-something is a natural one, not requiring any agent. As Nobel laureate physicist Frank Wilczek has put it, "The answer to the ancient question 'Why is there something rather than nothing?' would then be that 'nothing' is unstable." [... ] In short, the natural state of affairs is something rather than nothing. An empty universe requires supernatural intervention--not a full one. Only by the constant action of an agent outside the universe, such as God, could a state of nothingness be maintained. The fact that we have something is just what we would expect if there is no God. Chapter 4: 'Cosmic Evidence', p.133

„Infinity...is used in physics simply as a shorthand for "a very big number.”“

—  Victor J. Stenger
Context: Infinity... is used in physics simply as a shorthand for "a very big number.” Chapter 4: 'Cosmic Evidence', p.123

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„Observations in cosmology look just as they can be expected to look if there is no God.“

—  Victor J. Stenger
Context: We have yet to encounter an observable astronomical phenomenon that requires a supernatural element to be added to a model in order to describe the event... Observations in cosmology look just as they can be expected to look if there is no God. Chapter 4: 'Cosmic Evidence', p.128-129

„The transition of nothing-to-something is a natural one, not requiring any agent.“

—  Victor J. Stenger
Context: The transition of nothing-to-something is a natural one, not requiring any agent. As Nobel laureate physicist Frank Wilczek has put it, "The answer to the ancient question 'Why is there something rather than nothing?' would then be that 'nothing' is unstable." [... ] In short, the natural state of affairs is something rather than nothing. An empty universe requires supernatural intervention--not a full one. Only by the constant action of an agent outside the universe, such as God, could a state of nothingness be maintained. The fact that we have something is just what we would expect if there is no God. Chapter 4: 'Cosmic Evidence', p.133

„Science flies men to the moon, religion flies men into buildings.“

—  Victor J. Stenger
In The New Atheism: Taking a Stand for Science and Reason (2009), 59. As attributed on a web page using the quote as a title at web site of Richard Dawkins Foundation.

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„The universe is not fine-tuned to us; we are fine-tuned to our particular universe.“

—  Victor J. Stenger
In The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning: Why the Universe Is Not Designed for Us

„The so-called mysteries of quantum mechanics are in its philosophical interpretation, not in its mathematics.“

—  Victor J. Stenger
In God and the Folly of Faith: The Incompatibility of Science and Religion (2012)