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Saturday, August 1, 2009

God's retreat from cosmology

3 comments:

Gamma Goblin said...

I don't know who this Tyson character is but his speech appears full of contradiction. He seemingly proves that god is just a universal variable we use for something we don't yet understand but at the same time seems to argue that that's exactly why god exists. There's an air of self-denial about him.

Grant LaFleche said...

He is not saying god exists, he is saying god is an explanation used by even brilliant scientists when the hit the limits of their own knowledge.

Gamma Goblin said...

I watched it again... my bad :) The first time I watched it I wasn't sure what angle he was coming from, I thought he was one of those "science proves religion" people; that talk of "god always being there" confused me. Then I thought he was arguing for the case to teach intelligent design in schools. I see he was being more subtle than that. Cheers for the heads-up :)