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Posted by Harvey on January 11, 2002 23:23:57 UTC


***But God claims to know all including quantum future.***

What Bible are you reading? The claim of omniscience is that God knows all that can be known. In the case of quantum events, there are many complications to this story. For example, is the UP a description of our lack of measuring capability (e.g., photons disturb the quantum system and therefore we can only obtain one measurement instead of multiple?). Or, are there hidden variables that we don't know about? Are there many universes where Schrodinger's cat is both live and dead in parallel universes?

The indeterminancy issue is not a major one for theists since if indeterminancy really exists at the quantum level (as I suspect it does), then the issue of God's omniscience can at least be satisfied by the fact that God can possess probablistic knowledge in areas where only probablistic circumstances exist.

I'm short on time here, and this is a deep topic, but let me just say that a large part of the misunderstanding comes in how we construe God to be. Not all views of God are equal on how they deal with this indeterminancy issue.

Warm regards, Harv

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