Are popular scientists becoming modern day preachers?

There's a really grumbly post over at The Guardian by Eliane Glaser in which she complains about all the flowery and hyperbolic language being used by so many high profile scientists today. But more than that, Glaser is claiming that these popularizers of science, many of whom are avowed atheists, are using the tropes … » 3/04/13 6:30am 3/04/13 6:30am