Pretty straightforward reply to the OP. In terms of probability physics presents a very hard choice to the Cosmologist. First, the likelihood that a virtual particle metamorphized into the universe (pretty much the only physics-based explanation) is just too small to be calculated. All other theories of the origination of the universe assume that something "beyond physics" was responsible for the act of creation. I like the latter because it seems more probable (I am not saying it was a personal creator god).
Neither do I defend the theistic opinion of a personal God. Einstein did not, and neither did Jesus himself, if you read John 4:24.
Einstein died pretty much a lone hold out to advancing science. Like Mach (who never did accept atomic theory), Einstein never accepted quantum theory (thus probably would have added little with his TOE). And his G!d was not a personal creator god but merely a creator who never ever could act in the universe.
You are right. Einstein could never conciliate with the theory of quantum mechanics. God does not play dice, as he said.
Well, this one is really up in the air, but again very pertinent to the OP. The origin of the universe (as Hitchhiker's Guide put it) is a big, really big problem, you just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. So I am not surprized we haven't solved it yet, when we have only know about it for 50 years or so (when the steady state theory was first diproved). Science and physics may not lead one to G!d--but at least they no longer say He does not exist (a la LaPlace).
I do imagine the size of the problem about the origin of the universe. But instead of bashing those who are supposed to produce the answers, I rather press for the introduction of God albeit under the concep of probability. I believe that would ameliorate much of the atheistic frustrations.
Isn't there a lot of things beyond human comprehension? I don't see them as god, or god as that. I see god as an archetypal image embedded deep within the human psyche. The more you understand about your Self the more you understand what this god-thing is and isn't.god to me operates at the limits of my understanding. beyond that, he is incomprehensible to me.
Isn't there a lot of things beyond human comprehension? I don't see them as god, or god as that. I see god as an archetypal image embedded deep within the human psyche. The more you understand about your Self the more you understand what this god-thing is and isn't.
Through Knowledge of the Self, everything known in the entire universe is already stored in our minds, expand do not contract the mind, free do not chain the mind to ignorance.yes, debunking is an essential component of spiritual growth, however, how can we comprehend the incomprehensible?
I wonder what Stevi has to say about Buddhist "mindfulness" as compared to Taoist "flow?"
Oh, you can use them both at once, but it's sorta like "drunken gung fu."
I'm sure this must have been done to death somewhere here but I thought I'd 'resurrect' this question?
Explain what God is to you, your Belief, or what it is Not.