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Science and Religion have the same puzzle to solve

Pioneering theoretical physicists are now contemplating the idea that foundational issues—the laws and forces which produce the physics that rule the universe—have a pre-space and pre-time beginning. This challenge comes from a logical contemplation of the Big Bang theory and … Continue reading

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Peter discovers universal patterning principles

Once upon a time, a scientist named Peter was contemplating the unity and order of the manifest universe. He wondered if there could be a scientific view of the world beyond “physicalism” and serendipitous “creation.” He marveled that the murky … 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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God’s Love and Cosmic Law

The next great religious movement to take hold of the hearts and minds of men and women on the planet earth will be able to explain its tenets in more scientific, that is, within fully rational and lawful terms. We … 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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Divine Cosmology and Causality

Once upon a time there lived a theoretical physicist named Theodore. He had become convinced that an ultimate theory of causal process could be formulated if he could understand how process could originate—and issue out from—a pre-geometric world. Cosmologists had … Continue reading

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The Spiritual Sun

One of the most paradigm-changing concepts put forth in the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg is that the Spiritual World has its own unique sun. He called it simply the Spiritual Sun, which represented the pure emanations of God’s love and … Continue reading

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The Circle Of Life

One of the least talked about (and least understood) concepts that Swedenborg shared with the world was his model of causal process called “The Circle of Life.” This concept represented Swedenborg’s “Theory of Everything” which unlike modern science’s naïve notion … Continue reading

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A Scientist Learns About The Science Of Love

Once upon a time there lived a theoretical physicist named Phil. He was devoted to a materialistic ideology and refused to believe in any metaphysical principles ruling the universe. He even believed that religion was anti-intellectual. One day while he … Continue reading

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Creation and Evolution is Process returning to its First Principles

The concept behind the title of this post was intended to illustrate the impotency of a merely materialistic ideology (the natural sciences). Science has yet to discover the key to the nature of causal agency in the universe because it … Continue reading

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