1. AAAAAAnd now I’ve gone down the rabbit trail of reading articles on quantum computing and my brain hurts.

  2. We want everything to make sense. It does–but not always to us.
    Our human understandings are very limited. Yet we continue to overestimate them.

    As Alexander Pope said, “Though man’s a fool, yet God is wise.”

  3. Travis Perry says:

    Mark, I’m also a big fan of reading books about physics. I think Roger Penrose is my favorite mathematician/scientist, but I’m super impressed you actually had a conversation with Michio Kaku once upon a time.

    If you do a cross comparison with the book of Job, one of the things God did was spend time presenting to Job how little Job understood the universe. The point of which was to bring Job to the point of admitting he didn’t know all the things he thought he knew.

    Though the mysteries have changed in many ways since then the very nature of the mysteriousness of the universe points to the power and glory of God. Even as science learns more and more, the human race still has a massive measure of mystery facing us concerning the nature of reality, pointing out God’s power and greatness.

    And it is fascinating to me that atheists often act as if the universe is more and more solved, that we are virtually just around the corner to solving it, when since the early 1900s physics has had two basic theories, General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics, which both must be true, but which describe the universe in ways that are essentially incompatible with one another. Science is in the middle of a giant clash of ideas that’s been going on for more than a century now and nobody has solved it, the efforts of Dr. Kaku and Dr. Penrose and others notwithstanding.

    Yet atheists act as if the universe is pretty much figured out–that if we assign to God those things we cannot explain (some people call this “the God of the gaps”) then the “gaps” God occupies are getting increasingly smaller. Which isn’t true at all! The number of things human science realizes it doesn’t understand is significantly higher now than in 1900, in spite of many real advances in knowledge and especially in technology since then.

    Interesting article. Thanks for sharing!

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