Sunday, April 03, 2016
One example where One explanation is no explanation
This is not so much the age of science as the age of science dementia- where the people think they are talking science when full equations are neither remembered , considered or computed ( my definition)
Christians do it just like Atheists .
Its a bit rich though for atheists , being true to their own philosophy rejecting sound questioning of the science behind such simplicities
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Getting rid of the idea of God is not easy
According to Genesis for example , this is seen to imply the objectionable idea of getting rid of the idea that God will eventually judge us.
Either way, the new idea puts a lot of pressure on the idea of Evolution. Evolution is quite clearly now responsible for everything .
Somehow Evolution has, in many unbelievers minds, got God like status . Little bit hard to believe even though we can see natural selection at work and no man has ever seen God ?
What a growing divide though still between what we know and what we would like to know. By digging deep, we have discovered some gold like constants to support our expectations about what controls the universe. I wonder what we will yet discover about how cells communicate. This growing solid base for life suggests a structure for freedom. Such an expanding knowledge base also suggests to me a growing smaller context for theories about everything - a smaller context for the process of natural selection and its importance in explaining things.
Thursday, November 08, 2012
How discoverable is the Universe?
How does the average laymen interpret the wavering between " we do know " and "we don't know "that actually goes on in trying to answer real questions by real human beings. It seems to me that it is the modern media who like to maintain a level of confusion because amongst scientists the problem is less.
The Bible, it seems to me is streets ahead of both authors because according to its authors , it is the Creator's choice alone to both disclose and to hide at the very same time and , even , in the very same space and place . Matthew 11:25 ;Luke 19:40-42.Frustratingly logical , both in theory and in practice .
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Trains that will string particles together
Maybe a good discussion on this is limited by the political determinism that insists we are looking for a theory of everything, and therefore a fully loaded train( lots of connected strings) rather than a reality of "interfering bits" . The best writing I have seen on this makes clear that what we learn from science must be pursued with vigor but not confused with the inherently difficult job of knowing anything about why even any one of the wheels is turning on a life axle.
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
We are alone in the universe -if we think we are?
What a great skit is this item
Sunday, August 05, 2012
How much of the universe is still hidden from us
While its great that we are pushing the boundaries of knowledge in these areas and learning how to make lasers and predict more , maybe there are limits .
While no physicists likes to be lumbered with the heavy burden that they are "looking for God ",such misplaced popular notions build the colliders and research centers that keep them in bread.
Interestingly, the science panel on ABC Big Ideas last week seemed to all being be saying that though they have just created a new particle called a boson, its all part of the hidden framework of forces that we can't see; a growing hidden but more ever present framework of neutrinos we can't see !
While i don't think its neccesarily possible to prove where the Creator is, the present knowledge is clearly no challenge to sound old theology ( omnipresence, omniscience )
I wonder whether "god particle" is just another pathetic attempt to keep God at a distance and put him in a box ( a particle )
Modern quantum physics seems to say everything is particles in one breath and then say everything is fields .Thank God it all works, I say.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Implications of An Expanding Universe
He wants us to abandon the idea of God as a force with no force .
As a scientist its clear he doesn't understand forces and how little we really know about them.
That he should, by mere choice of words and ideas, find himself increasingly alone in a expanding universe is completely rational.
I have found it far more rewarding, over many many decades , as far as adventure goes, to seek to appreciate the wonder of my companions in the periodic table and the idea of a fellow traveller who shares the space in a powerful way .
As a result I avoid those whose preoccupation and delimitation is to try and occupy the space with their view of how it all works .