posted on Dec, 30 2012 @ 01:59 PM
Originally posted by Runciter33
Christopher Michael Langan (born c. 1952) is an American autodidact whose IQ was reported by 20/20 and other media sources to have been measured
at between 195 and 210. Billed by some media sources as "the smartest man in America", he rose to prominence in 1999 while working as a bouncer
on Long Island. Langan has developed his own "theory of the relationship between mind and reality" which he calls the "Cognitive-Theoretic Model of
the Universe (CTMU)"
Heard this guy on coast to coast am recently, and found him pretty fascinating. Anyways, here are quotes from him on wikipedia;
I believe in the theory of evolution, but I believe as well in the allegorical truth of creation theory. In other words, I believe that
evolution, including the principle of natural selection, is one of the tools used by God to create mankind. Mankind is then a participant in the
creation of the universe itself, so that we have a closed loop. I believe that there is a level on which science and religious metaphor are mutually
Langan explains on his website that he believes "since Biblical accounts of the genesis of our world and species are true but metaphorical, our task
is to correctly decipher the metaphor in light of scientific evidence also given to us by God". He explains
In explaining this relationship, the CTMU shows that reality possesses a complex property akin to self-awareness. That is, just as the mind is
real, reality is in some respects like a mind. But when we attempt to answer the obvious question "whose mind?", the answer turns out to be a
mathematical and scientific definition of God. This implies that we all exist in what can be called "the Mind of God", and that our individual minds
are parts of God's Mind. They are not as powerful as God's Mind, for they are only parts thereof; yet, they are directly connected to the greatest
source of knowledge and power that exists. This connection of our minds to the Mind of God, which is like the connection of parts to a whole, is what
we sometimes call the soul or spirit, and it is the most crucial and essential part of being human.
Langan has said elsewhere that he does not belong to any religious denomination, explaining that he "can't afford to let [his] logical approach to
theology be prejudiced by religious dogma." He calls himself "a respecter of all faiths, among peoples everywhere."
Anyone heard of him before? What are your thoughts on his 'Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe'?
Here is his website as well, which can also be found at the wikipedia link above.
Well, the basic concept of the Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe is very similar with my philosophy regarding an individual's will with God's
will. I even made a thread about it; its called My Will Is God's Will.
In this thread, I make the assessment Free Will does not exist as our will is technically planned, and if our will is planned to happen, it is God's
will to allow it to happen. Therefore, my will is part of God's will.
And the same ideas regarding evolution and creation of mankind, although the account of Adam and Eve I take to be literal. The whole creation of earth
is the part to be taken figuratively.
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