Sunday, November 09, 2008
[history of the universe]
In the most recent issue of Discover magazine, (12/2008) there is a remarkable article “A Universe Built for Us” (page 52 to 58). This article discusses the strong antropic principle. This is the discovery that physical laws have apparently been fine tuned to allow life to exist. One additional confirmation seems to be the discovery of dark energy during the past ten years. According to Leonard Susskind, if there would be more dark energy, stars would never have formed. Steven Weinberg states “This is the one fine tuning that seems to be extreme, far beyond what you could imagine just having to accept as a mere accident.”
So there you have it –science proves that God created the universe. And this not the first time in recent years science has confirmed religion. The discovery of the complexity of DNA makes an accidental origin of life even more absurd. (Some scientists have been forced to speculate that aliens planted life on earth, although there is no evidence of the existence of such aliens.) The discovery of the Big Bang proved that the universe is not infinitely old but had a creation – and therefore apparently a transcendent Creator.
Skeptics suggest that perhaps there are an enormous number of universes, not merely one, and therefore simply by blind chance one would be hospitable to life. According to Bernard Carr “If you don’t want God, you better have a multiverse”. There is however a problem. There is currently no evidence of other universes. There is however evidence of God.
People who are addicted to a selfish, debauched way of life will never be convinced of Torah. Their overwhelming denial will overcome any objection. As an example of this type of thinking, witness this young woman (view from 4:00) . She is 24 years old, addicted to methamphetamine and alcohol and supports herself as a stripper. Her family is desperate to save her life. She adamantly claims that she is happy and refuses to change. Nothing can be said to reason with certain people.
Those of us, however, who are rational and sober, can enjoy and be excited by the unfolding discoveries of science and the miracles which it continues to reveal.
Posted by jewish philosopher at 4:00 PM