Originally posted by traditionaldrummer
Originally posted by SentientBeyondDesign
What are you talking about? Science, unless I've been poisoned by a certain dumb-ass Darwin repeater, sees the world as the product of cause and
effect. By which a series of random events led to the miraculous cascade of patterns that we now call the nature of the universe, laws of physics,
Cause and effect is not necessarily random, nor are the subsequent results of the effect. The laws of physics are assumed to have existed from the
moment of the big bang, they were not "led" to their qualities by random events.
It is random in the sense that it has no particular direction. It merely opts for the path of least resistance.
How were the laws of physics set in motion when the elements they are composed of were not there?
The elements and factors that comprise many of those laws weren't even around yet, it was just a massive expansion of energy without form. The laws
came afterward. After the dust settled and variables began to come together accordingly, based on relativity and a myriad of other things.
It is basically like demolishing a building. You can't predict exactly where every single piece of debris will land until you calculate every single
parameter of the initial boom. Including possible wind gusts, subsequent tremors, blast-wave, etc.
My point is that the layout of the universe was directly proportional to the unfolding of its birth. The birth of which seems to have no other reason
other than matter being at the right place at the right time and coming together just right in order to yield the aforementioned results.
It is randomized. It is one of the major differences in our belief systems. Some people dislike faith because it seemingly implies lack of control, or
Some people hate science because it implies random occurrence, or lack of control.
I'm not saying it is as random as like ... a particle bumps into another one and an elephant explodes in outerspace.
I'm saying it is random in the sense that it doesn't have an apparent rhyme or reason beyond the same reason that billiard balls bounce off one
Things were in motion, and stuff was just right for them to happen.
[edit on 18-5-2010 by SentientBeyondDesign]