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Re: Re: Re: Laws Of Nature Are Objectively Dubious For Some?

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Posted by Richard Ruquist on February 17, 2001 21:14:28 UTC

Thus, there is no room and no need for God, as these Laws rule it all.

WOW. Don't we have any choice. Of course we do. The laws of nature do not control our choices. In fact, understanding the laws of nature has given humans the power to eliminate humans from the earth.

But we still have the choice to do so or not. The laws of nature do not rule us. If anything they have just given us greater choice.

The whole thing about god is to help us make those choices. Nature may allow us a number of options to chose. But it does not tell us what to choose.

Religion tries to tell us what to choose, including what to choose to believe in.
Some, perhaps most religions are abit behind the times in being inconsistent with modern science. You know the religious cosmologies almost always came from the science of the times or their origins. So science and religion has a working relationship that goes way back.

What should happen is that religion comes just where science stops in order to complete a worldview that incorporates morals and ethics within speculative philosophy. Religion could be just as forward looking as science, It could be just as humble as science in admitting that it does not know what or who god is?

Religion can even be used to do top down analysis, for example of what dark matter and energy is. Quintessence is an example of a top down analysis. With quintessence we say, what do the properties of this substance have to be in order to maintain omega equal to one? Likewise, with dark matter, we ask, what do the properties of dark matter have to be in order for there to be after life and invisible intelligence.

Science does not provide a complete worldview. We need speculation and hypothesis in order to complete the view. Why not allow the rich wisdom of religion to guide the speculation?

Richard

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