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Posted by Richard D. Stafford, Ph.D. on June 19, 2001 16:17:15 UTC

Harv,

>>>I don't think it is appropriate to confuse 'God' for 'G.O.D.' since the meaning is entirely different. For example, your 'G.O.D.' is an epistemological issue related solely to our knowledge of the world. The term 'God' is an ontological entity who's existence is postulated as an ultimate solution to the origin question of the universe.However, just because an explanation is incomplete does not put all possible explanations on equal plausibility. Some explanations are better than others right from the start.>For example, Alexander's metaphysical explanation that the universe started as a result of basic mathematical symmetries is far better, in my opinion, than one which states that the Universe is an infinite collection of universes that were always here.

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