Monday, November 2, 2009

“I find it quite improbable that such order came out of chaos. There has to be some organizing principle. God to me is a mystery but is the best explanation for the miracle of existence, why there is something instead of nothing.”

Winner of the Crawford prize in astronomy, Alan Sandage

2 comments:

Hugo said...

Ah the "something instead of nothing" phrase...

The problem with it is that there is something, right now, we all agree on that, so the question should be: could we have nothing instead of something?

Gandolf said...

"I find it quite improbable that such order came out of chaos. There has to be some organizing principle"

When earthquakes and tidal waves etc keep happening unexpectedly killing good folks also in the process, that even modern day science still has a hard job trying to understand predict and manage etc.

I find it seems more quite improbable that such chaos likely ever came from any type of order.Specially any god/being type order.

And how do we ever know for sure when we actually know we had absolutely nothing?.

I dont see that because we dont yet understand how a planet might have came to exist.Means we only have two choices left to choose from,that either it was god or nothing.

Couldnt it have been God ,chaotic nothing or many other reasons.