Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The Gap is closing
Early humans used “Gods” and the “supernatural” to explain the sun and moon, natural disasters and disease. When we started using science to elucidate the natural world the gaps where the God's dwell started to shrink. The gaps grew smaller as science revealed how insignificant we were in the Cosmos and how it so eloquently explained the evolution of species through natural selection and allowed the development of antibiotics to cure disease. Everything we know about the Universe points to it operating by absolute physical laws of cause and effect. The Universe, however, does not look like one in which an independent outside agent is intervening, nor is it a Universe in which miracles happen and physical laws are violated by an entity that is above these laws.