M-Theory and Creation

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  1. Howard Brill says:

    “Look at those two points (one in each of the previous paragraphs): both epistomologically and topically, Stephen Hawking is talking religion. Hawking didn’t so much replace the need for G-d in the argument by design as posit his own kind of deity. One that lacks purpose and values, and thus poses no demands on the individual.”

    This is the key critical idea. I don’t think there is or can be any reasonable philosophy or physics that doesn’t arrive at something greater, beyond and prior to human existence. But then the question is whether that greater existence has purpose. And even further, does that greater existence have a relationship to us, a personal relationship, that embeds us in that purpose. I don’t see that question as having a scientific answer, but one that depends on faith.

  2. Robert K says:

    The concept of a Deity is scary for some people. It’s very comforting to think that there is nothing out there, and certainly no Thing that judges you and makes moral demands of you. For such people it is important to invent a universe/multiverse with no Creator, and to believe that everything has a purely natural explanation, with no spiritual dimension. If ancient cavemen feared nature and so invented gods, modern ivory castle men fear godliness and so invent theories of nature. The truly rational person is open to the idea that there is a Creator, and that morality is not simply a matter of personal preference.

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