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Monday, November 20, 2006

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 Today's quote: Kauffman

"Is it more astonishing that a God created all that exists in six days, or that the natural processes of the creative universe have yielded galaxies, chemistry, life, agency, meaning, value, consciousness, culture without a Creator. In my mind and heart, the overwhelming answer is that the truth as best we know it, that all arose with no Creator agent, all on its wondrous own, is so awesome and stunning that it is God enough for me and I hope much of humankind."

~ Stuart A. Kauffman, "Reinventing The Sacred," Edge 11.13.06

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The quote is interesting to me, how can creation just "happen?" Wouldn't there need to be something to move it forward, sort of get the ball rolling?" How can that be "God like?" I am confused.

5:21 PM  
Anonymous K' said...

I can't answer your question myself, but here's food for thought... Is a self-creating Universe any stranger than a self-creating God?

8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where do you get the "self-creating God" notion? How would that be strange? What do you mean by that?

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From reading your first comment here, I gathered that you seem to think creation would need something to move it forward, and I was basically implying that the chances of the Universe coming from nothing are about equal to the chances of some God coming from nothing and creating the Universe.

What I said wasn't meant to be a direct reply to what you said though, just food for thought.
I apologize for any confusion.

9:41 AM  

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