If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning — just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning. Similarly, the fact that eyes exist suggests that […]
Another day, and another mass shooting (or more than one) hits the news. In the wake of these senseless acts many are drawn to ask some very straight forward questions… How can a loving God fail to intervene and stop the harm that humans cause in this world? If God has a plan for us, […]
Some people think that a spiritual quest of any kind is a colossal waste of time. For them, the only things that are real are those that can be proven and measured. They might think, Life boils down to earning and buying and selling … eating and drinking and having fun … respiration, digestion, elimination, […]
I continue to be a little confused by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow’s book, The Grand Design. Following from their work in this book Stephen Hawking uses their theories to explain why it’s possible for the universe to have begun spontaneously, created from nothing. From this basis Hawking postulates that being able to use the […]
“Why did it all turn out like this for me? I had so much promise. I was personable. I was bright. Oh, maybe not academically speaking, but I was perceptive. I always know when someone’s uncomfortable at a party. It all became very clear to me sitting out there today, that every decision I’ve ever […]
Quantum physics tells us that while we fell compelled to know absolutes, they will always elude us. Nature was designed to be unknowable.
Nature rolls dice. Nothing is certain. The fundamental laws of our world are dependent on the acceptance of chance and probability.
There are sub-atomic particles that blink out of existence in one place, only to wink into existence in another without traversing a specific route between. They take the route we observe. Our conversations can be like these particles. They can take a route that is specific to the audience hearing the conversation. The conversation can […]