Sabbatum Excerpt: Roger Penrose’s Antipathy to Subjectivity


“Among Einstein’s difficulties with current quantum mechanics was its leading to subjective pictures of physical reality – as abhorrent to him as to me. The viewpoint of “theory-dependent realism” being espoused in this book (Hawking’s The Grand Design) appears to be a kind of half-way house, objective reality being not fully abandoned, but taking different forms depending upon the particular theoretical perspective it is viewed from, enabling the possibility of equivalence between black and white hole.”[1]

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[1] John C. LennoxGod and Stephen Hawking: Whose Design Is It Anyway? (Oxford: Lion Hudson plc, 2011), 57, Print.

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