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Posted by Nick Mostek/">Nick Mostek on March 30, 1998 03:21:09 UTC

: Could it also be possible that man alone can not comprehend everything that happens in the universe? How can it be that the "Big Bang" could come from nothing and not God?

Good questions. For the first one, a distinction needs to be made. If the eleven-dimensional universe model is correct, then man cannot be AWARE of everything that happens in other "dimensions" (this is still just theory), and we are most certainly limited in observations by things like the speed of light and the uncertainty principle, which are properties of three dimensional space. So we cannot be aware of everything that happens. Can we comprehend the things that do happen that we are aware of (and even some things we aren't like eleven dimensions)? On the majority, I'd say we've made incredible strides in the last century in our understanding of math and physics, probably more than in the history of mankind. But there will probably always be something we are not quite sure of scientifically, like physics inside a black hole or what's going on in other dimensions. This is why I still leave the concept of God open today, only because their is the chance we just haven't comprehended something that has been there the whole time that leaves undeniable proof of God.

Secondly, (and not so lengthy), does the Big Bang directly really imply God? (especially one that makes miracles happen and meddles in our daily lives?) Sure it implies something happened in a space we don't understand or can be aware of (hence "nothing" to our point of view), but I don't believe, as many scientists do not, that this holds direct evidence (or even shaky theological evidence) that a superior, intelligent, omnipotent being exists. The evidence simply isn't sufficient to say that. Remember, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

comments welcome (sorry so long) -nick

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