Tag Archives: complexity

The multi-universe theory suggests Intelligent Design!

The multi-universe theory is one of science’s latest models for describing reality within the framework of quantum mechanics. On the quantum level, not only have scientists tried to fathom the mystery of the collapse of the wavefunction—that is, how do … Continue reading

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Does the elusive Higgs boson add weight to our ideas?

Physicists have yet to discover the Higgs particle, which is necessary to complete and substantiate their current standard model of particle physics. If it is not found many scientists fear they will have to go back to the drawing board, … Continue reading

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“As complexity descends, utility ascends.”

The title for this post represents one of my favorite quotes from Emanuel Swedenborg. It comes from his scientific writings, rather than from his theological works, yet it is full of spiritual significance. In fact, Swedenborg based his science on … Continue reading

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A Physicist gets “schooled” by an Angel

Once upon a time there lived a highly intelligent theoretical physicist named Thomas. He believed that everything could be explained by physical laws and focused his investigations on indentifying the foundational principles of the universe. Thomas knew that the universe … Continue reading

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The Microbiologist and the Angel

Once upon a time there lived a microbiologist named Mike. He was an atheist. However, he was getting uncomfortable with the findings of his own research. It seemed to challenge the notion of scientific reductionism. The deeper he looked into … Continue reading

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Take That, Stephen Hawking!

2011 MONTAIGNE MEDAL WINNER honored as one of the most thought-provoking books of the year 2011 ERIC HOFFER AWARD FINALIST recognizing salient writing and independent spirit 2011 SILVER NAUTILUS AWARD WINNER awarded to books that stimulate the imagination and offer … Continue reading

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What did God do before the creation event?

Many scientists are in agreement with theologians that there was a “beginning” for the creation of the universe. They disagree as to whether this event was natural or metaphysical, chance or purposeful. If I take the side of theologians, then … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day and the laws of Physics

What do Valentine’s Day and the laws of physics have in common? The answer to this seemingly odd question is that they are both expressions of Love! This can be somewhat grasped when we give thought to the topic of … Continue reading

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Does the human mind work like the universe works?

I have a calendar on the door of my office that shows beautiful color photographs of various nebulas and nurseries for star formation in outer space. As I meditate on a particular picture of cosmic gases cohering into new stellar … Continue reading

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The human mind seeks interior things

We humans not only collect information in our memory throughout our lives but we use this information to form conclusions concerning deeper things that elude our eyesight. For instance, a crime investigator not only seeks physical evidence to determine guilt … Continue reading

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