(written 8 Jan 2011)
Dear All,
Thought you may enjoy Bertrand Russell’s view ‘On the notion of cause’ as recorded in the 1912 Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, XIII, 1-26.
“The reason why physics has ceased to look for causes is that in fact there are not such things. The law of causality, like much that passes muster among philosophers, is a relic of a bygone age, surviving, like the monarchy, only because it is erroneously supposed to do no harm.”