Lightspeed, multi-verses and other mind-blowing concepts meet religious faith. A scientist (who says she’s a believer) takes another look at the age-old wrestling match between Science and Religion.
Can Physics Prove God Exists? (BBC Future)
I think we all know the answer to this question, yet this is an intriguing way to investigate the “darkness” between Science and Religion.
The closing lines pretty much nailed it for me:
“This is indeed where science and religion differ. Science requires proof, religious belief requires faith. Scientists don’t try to prove or disprove God’s existence because they know there isn’t an experiment that can ever detect God. And if you believe in God, it doesn’t matter what scientists discover about the Universe – any cosmos can be thought of as being consistent with God.
Our views of God, physics or anything else ultimately depends on perspective. But let’s end with a quotation from a truly authoritative source. No, it isn’t the Bible. Nor is it a cosmology textbook. It’s from Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett:
“Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.”
The speed of thought travels faster than the speed of light…
If I ever had to pick one, the Big Bang or the Tao would be a good start. Even for the scientific minded, we originate from a single event that is still eventing. That there is only one mind should not be that surprising.
Maybe a “Tao Bang”? Not sure about the “one mind,” though that sounds either Hindu or Emersonian.