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God had to make some changes to create the physical world

Since God’s action is infinite and eternal, what happened to make this activity create a finite and physical world? I ask this because most physicists believe that there was a situation where time equaled zero. The Big Bang theory (with … Continue reading

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What constitutes agency on the most basic level of the universe?

Since the entire universe—from quantum phenomenon to the largest galaxies—is in profound motion, the question could be better framed if we ask what constitutes agency on the most basic level of motion. Furthermore, since reality is relational (nothing exists or … Continue reading

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The anatomy of an epiphany

Basically, an epiphany is the result of the human mind gaining some new intuition or perceiving some new meaning concerning the essence of a topic. A “light bulb” flashes on inside our heads. The topic in question could have remained … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking is deluded!

Last night I watched a TV special on the “creation of the universe” according to Stephen Hawking. The major point made in this discussion is that scientists can find answers to the mysteries of creation because the physical universe is … Continue reading

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Are the first causal principles of the universe ALIVE?

The debate between scientists and theologians concerning the existence or non-existence of God as necessary for the creation event would become more profitable and rational if the discussion turned to whether the first causal principles of the universe were inorganic … 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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Some Clues to a New Church Science

Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg claimed that one could learn the secrets of spiritual salvation (regeneration) from studying the stages of the growth of a tree. He also claimed that one could understand the organization of the Spiritual World and God’s Heaven … Continue reading

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Infinity, Schminity…

A goofy thing usually happens when physicists try to combine the equations of general relativity with quantum mechanics. The mathematics of such a combination begins to spin out of control, yielding infinite answers. Scientists hate it when infinities show up … 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 “God of the Gaps.”

Since I have written a book that attempts to unify God and science I am quite familiar with the phrase “God of the gaps.” It refers to a strategy used by defenders of religion that wherever there is a gap … Continue reading

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