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More Wiggle Room For God

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Posted by Richard Ruquist on December 18, 2001 14:33:38 UTC

Science seems to be less certain about how nature works than it was say at the end of the 1800s.

For example, particle physics theories, QED for sure and probably all theories in the standard model require particles to come back in time from the future. That is how the double slit experiments are understood.

GR and QM are contradictory and cannot be merged into a single theory with any certainty as of yet.

Dark matter and dark energy is a big mystery.
Same for black hole singularity.

We do not know if time began with the big bang.

And there are emergent theories that are quite uncertain. Yet there seems to be data that requires emergent theory, especially in solid state, if David Pines is to be believed.

And math itself is not reducible if Godel is to be believed.

So we know much more than 100 years ago. But we seem to be further away from certainty than what scientists thought in 1900.

Again so in 1900 there was very little wiggle room for god to exist. If everything is deterministic, then there is absolutely no room for god to meddle in our affairs even if one existed. God would be irrelevant. As you say, everything would come from math and the laws of physics.

My thinking is that in the last 100 years the scientific wiggle room for god has increased considerably.

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