Youve given us a direct quote from Dr. Laughlin. Now perhaps you would be so accommodating as to give us a direct quote of how you put the proposition to Dr. Laughlin that elicited his response.
You have been famously quoted as saying, “The Darwinian theory has become an
all purpose obstacle to thought rather than an enabler of scientific
The primary example of the use of this quote can be found here:
Your quote is now widely used by many to support the theory of Intelligent
Design. I have the distinct feeling that your quote is being used out of
context to back up a theory which you would not or do no support. I came to
this conclusion after reading your essay, “Reinventing Physics: The Search
for the Real Frontier.” I believe that you would find the idea of
Intelligent Design as limiting as you did “The End of Science”
I am wondering how you feel about the use of your name and reputation in
supporting the ID theory.
Thank you for your time,