A REASONABLE CASE

A discussion about religion, reality and reason
AN ORDERED UNIVERSE--MADE TO ORDER?
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AN ORDERED UNIVERSE--MADE TO ORDER?
25th Jan 2015, 4:09 PM
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alschroeder
Continuing a look at the origin of reality...largely inspired and derived from George F.R. Ellis' brilliant brief book, BEFORE THE BEGINNING. He is NOT responsible, though, for the liberties I've taken with his logic or how I've chosen to illustrate it.


Some in the readership might go,

"Well, of COURSE physical laws are consistent and unchangeable and comprehendable."


Others might recall the words of Einstein,


"The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible."


Or Eugene Wigner's article on "The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences:.


It is not at ALL a given that the world should be visited with a regular, comprehensible, set of mathematically-describable laws.


It seems a commonplace because it's hard to imagine anything else. But chaotic, unpredictable systems often happen in nature. We are --lucky?-- that the laws that govern nature are not similarly chaotic.


Very, VERY lucky.


Suspiciously?--lucky?



Next time: FREE MINDS AND FREE WILL


Next time will be a week from February 1st--I'm going to have to skip a week--my tablet, despite my free will to do so, died, and by the time I realized it was fatal, not something I could fix, it was too late to hand-draw and scan the pictures I needed. So, be here NEXT Sunday for the Free Will one.

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Great page
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alschroeder
See the comment above at the bottom---I'll have to skip a week, since my tablet chose to use ITS free will and commit suicide. The new one is on its way, but won't get it till Monday--but might take a day or two breaking it in and tweaking it.
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