I agree wholeheartedly. I did not say that philosophers, nor religious people, are stupid, though some might actually be, but I take offense when I am trying to understand something I have learned and am passing on and someone ridicules me. My ego is as big as I contend philosophers have.
Just because I have not studied philosophy, does not mean I cannot understand it.
@Cane Kostovski: For a millennia and a half or more, philosophy was the only tool against religion. Then science came. I contend that science is a much better tool than philosophy against religion.
Science has on an underlying philosophy, without which it would not exist. Arguably science is a philosophy.
What do you mean?
Here is a quote from the page your link sent me:
Though scientists often contribute to the field, many prominent scientists have felt that the practical effect on their work is limited: “Philosophy of science is about as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds,” according to physicist Richard Feynman.
The fact that Feynman said it doesn't make it so.
It's pretty ironic actually that he would say that. Having watched some of his talks, I'd say he's actually very good at the philosophy of science.
I assume that what he's objecting to is philosophers from outside the scientific field making comments. But without specifics it's impossible to know, and a quote out of context is of limited value.
Furthermore: criticizing philosophy in general tends to be self refuting. “Philosophy of science is about as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds” is itself a philosophical statement.