posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 05:21 PM
The pope telling christians around the world what to think isnt a new idea.
As for a creative mind at work in the universe, well again, its not a new thought or even a solely religous theory that the universe was not a chance
occurance...so why this pronouncement being made by this paticular human being would carry as much or any more weight than a scholar with the degrees
*to* know, like Einstein saying the same thing about " God not throwing the dice' and even Hawkins giving leway to evidence of a 'creative force' at
work decades ago, is beyond me.
That this particular man could presume to know or allued to *knowing* the mind of God and how that mind works, is sheer arrogance - imo. Ive never met
a scientist who would claim or presume such a thing...results of their own research if not personal humility would keep them from doing so.
Also...and as science doesnt claim omnicience, even today 33 top scientists are openly questioning the validity of big bang theory..see
which they are free to do only as they keep an open mind to the possibilities....and arent presuming to be
An Open Letter to the Scientific Community
Cosmology Statement.org (Published in New Scientist, May 22-28 issue, 2004, p. 20)
The big bang today relies on a growing number of hypothetical entities, things that we have never observed-- inflation, dark matter and dark energy
are the most prominent examples. Without them, there would be a fatal contradiction between the observations made by astronomers and the predictions
of the big bang theory.
In no other field of physics would this continual recourse to new hypothetical objects be accepted as a way of bridging the gap between theory and
observation. It would, at the least, RAISE SERIOUS QUESTIONS ABOUT THE VALIDITY OF THE UNDERLYING THEORY.
So the pope is in fact "laying claim" in Gods name, to this theory is an error - he is taking it as 'fact' when its only..and only ever was.... an
See the " Big Bang religion" here: home.pacbell.net...
I wont take on board anything that comes with a 'directive' that tries to make me think a certain way let alone those that use passive agressive peer
pressure to compel ppl to think a certain way ' in order to be included' - no matter where it comes from. No group, or person, has the right to
usurp peoples right *and* responsibility to choose their views for themselves.
edit on 6-1-2011 by Rosha because: (no reason given)