I’m struck by why physicists like Robert Oerter, Taner Edis, and Vic Stenger divert so much time to attacking Christianity. Are they bored with physics? Is physics just a part-time occupation?
Or is the problem that physics has hit a wall? That there’s not much new to say about physics? A lack of fundamental progress?
Put another way, has contemporary physics became so intellectually daunting that only the most brilliant minds in the field (e.g. Ed Witten, Roger Penrose, Juan Maldacena) can hope to make a groundbreaking contribution? Hence, while second-stringers like Oerter, Edis, and Stenger are waiting for the big boys to chart the way forward, they fill the time with dilettantish diversions?