Theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss sparked an interesting debate earlier this week when he stated in an interview with The Atlantic that science (or, more specifically, physics) makes philosophy obsolete. Here’s a small taste of Krauss’ comments: Philosophy is a field that, unfortunately, reminds me of that old Woody Allen joke, “those that can’t do, teach, and those that can’t teach, teach gym.” And the worst part of philosophy is the philosophy of science; the only people, as far as I can tell, that read work by philosophers of science are other philosophers of science. It has no impact on physics what so ever, and I doubt that other philosophers read it because it’s fairly technical. And so it’s really hard to understand what justifies it.…