Steven Weinberg – Dreams of a Final Theory (1993)

by vyh

If you want to say that “God is energy,” then you can find God in a lump of coal. But if words are to have any value to us, we ought to respect the way that they have been used historically, and we ought especially to preserve distinctions that prevent the meanings of words from merging with the meanings of other words.

(quoted in The Portable Atheist)