Professor Lawrence Krauss Agrees to Debate
The Big Debates has invited Professor Lawrence Krauss to debate the topic “Islam or Atheism: Which Makes More Sense?”. Professor Krauss has agreed to engage with us on this topic. The date and venue is yet to be finalised, however the potential dates are 22 and 27 January 2013, with the discussion to be held in London or Toronto.
Professor Krauss is a popular theoretical physicist and has published research on a great variety of topics within that field. His primary contribution is to cosmology, as he was one of the first physicists to suggest that most of the mass and energy of the universe resides in empty space, an idea now widely known as “dark energy”. He wrote “A Universe from Nothing: Why There is Something Rather than Nothing” with an afterword by Richard Dawkins. The book became a New York Times Bestseller within a week of its release, and is being translated into 18 languages.
Professor Krauss is an active atheist defending scepticism and the atheist world-view. A July, 2012 article in Newsweek written by Krauss explained that the Higgs particle could get rid of the idea of a supernatural creator permanently. He also wrote a longer piece in the New York Times explaining the science and significance of the Higgs. He is the director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University and has been Hailed by Scientific American as a rare public intellectual. Professor Krauss has described Islam as a “curse” and its ideas as “nonsense”.
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