Robert P. Crease is a professor of philosophy at Stony Brook University, New York. He is the
organizer of the Trust Institute at Stony Brook, which presents interdisciplinary
programs about contemporary issues. His articles and reviews have appeared in the
Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Newsday, and elsewhere. He writes a monthly column, Critical Point, on
the social dimensions of science for Physics
World magazine. His books include The
Great Equations and World in the
Balance, among others. He lives in New York City with his family.