“Many will read this book for the close, elegant reasoning, the astonishing erudition, or the mordant analysis. I confess I read it for the prose.”
In order to push this, he has to make some pretty big changes to our normal dictionary definition of what “nothing” means.
A sad note in Weinberg’s life was that his philosophical framework prevented him from seeing the design behind the physics he studied.
The universe may be intelligently designed and yet not be a simulation. The theory of intelligent design does not rise or fall with the simulation hypothesis.
Students are adept at spotting the incongruities, double standards, and tendentious arguments that often accompany methodological naturalism.