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Why Mathematics is Unreasonably Effective at Explaining the Physical World

In his famous article, The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics, physicist Eugene Wigner pondered how it is that mathematics is so effective at explaining the workings of the physical world.  This is the same topic of the recent NOVA special, The Great Math Mystery, which offers a very well-done and interesting account of how mathematics governs the universe from the smallest particles to the sweeping spiral galaxies of the heavens. The effectiveness of mathematics in mapping the workings of the universe, however, should also give pause to anyone who believes that materialism is the final word not only on how the world works, but on science itself....

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The Great Big Bang Cover-Up

“I have no need of that hypothesis.” Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749-1827) in reply to Napoleon’s inquiry of why  Laplace had left God out of his book on astronomy Our leading scientists are not disclosing all of the facts about what we know and don’t know about the Big Bang theory and are covering up evidence that the universe is in fact finely-tuned. Why is this important? Because a finely tuned universe leads to the conclusion that there is a mind or intelligence behind creation. This conclusion would then mean that science must evolve to incorporate intelligence into the scientific world picture. And I am not talking about...

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Science Gone Wild: Brian Greene’s Wall Street Journal Interview

Brian Greene is undoubtedly one of the finest science writers at work today.  His books, The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of  the Cosmos, are both well written and provide, for the most part, clear and entertaining accounts of modern cosmology’s cutting-edge theories.   Many of these theories may, in fact, turn out to be wrong, but Professor Greene keeps the reader in mind as he makes his way through the confounding theories of modern cosmology, including  quantum theory, the inflationary Big Bang, and Greene’s personal favorite, string theory. Professor Greene has recently  published a new book, entitled, “The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the...

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Big Bang or Dream of God? Two Stories of the Universe Compared

One way to judge the two stories is think them both through with an open mind. And, like a scientist conducting an experiment in a laboratory, we must remove our own beliefs and prejudices from the outcome of the experiment. The reader must try to look at the world purely, like a child. Strive for extreme objectivity; be the perfect neutral judge and make no decisions until the evidence comes in and the arguments weighed against each other. ...

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