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166 pages, Paperback
First published January 1, 1922
"In their struggle for the ethical good, teachers of religion must have the stature to give up the doctrine of a personal God, that is, give up that source of fear and hope which in the past placed such vast power in the hands of priests. In their labors they will have to avail themselves of those forces which are capable of cultivating the Good, the True, and the Beautiful in humanity itself. This is, to be sure a more difficult but an incomparably more worthy task... "
"The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this."
More complex field theories have frequently been proposed. They may be classified according to the following characteristic features:I would have loved to watch him debate Susskind or Polchinski.
a) Increase of the number of dimensions of the continuum. In this case one must explain why the continuum is apparently restricted to four dimensions.
b) Introduction of fields of different kind (e.g. a vector field) in addition to the displacement field and its correlated tensor field gᵢⱼ.
c) Introduction of field equations of higher order (of differentiation)
In my view, such more complicated systems should be considered only if there are physical-empirical reasons to do so.