Thursday, 13 April 2017

Ultimate isness

The theme of death (last entry) leads on to the theme of God. The general idea is "there must be someone/something that runs everything in the world, or at least started it up". The physics approach to this is to declare that there was an initial "flaring forth" (see Brian Swimm's "The Universe Story").
If our universe is created by a particular "flaring forth" then many other questions arrive. What does the flaring? Are there other other universes that flared? Is there is a fundamental ultimate isness that embraces all universes? The word "God" inevitably comes to mind; but it is always a cop-out to invoke God ("the God of the Gaps") merely to fix something we cannot work out ourselves. 

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