Simon Singh gets a Big Bang in Frankfurt; science writer calls Intelligent Design 'stupid design'
In an interview at a Frankfurt Book Fair Forum with Die Zeit magazine reporter and author Christoph Drosser, science writer Simon Singh used his new book Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe (Fourth Estate; January, 2005) to discuss the difference between speculation and science. Arguing that comprehension of The Big Bang Theory is not as difficult as it may seem, Singh points out that a scientific fact, such as the Big Bang, may seem 'crazy' or incomprehensible, but that does not make it any less 'real.' Singh went on to point out that many things people find credible, such as Homeopathy, are not scientific or based on observable reality and gave examples of why the new so-called science of Intelligent Design should be called 'Stupid Design' instead, and suggested that such supernatural ideas are better left to religion and art than science.
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