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More thoughts about the cosmos and God of the Bible, the first cause

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I do believe that I, my body, my mind, my consciousness, am just a collection of atoms at some microscopic level. The Orion Nebula is just a collection of atoms also.

Isn’t it a wonderous mystery why and how the Orion Nebula looks so beautiful from this Hubble (macrocospic) view and looks so different than I do. I sit here and look at this picture that’s made its way to my computer screen with a truly extraordinary deployment of engineering ingenuity and hardware and feel baffled by the whole thing.

If you look carefully at the nebula‘s image I’m sure you will see some strangely human outlines in the coagulation of stardust. Again it’s baffling.

It’s tempting to think that God is behind all this and laughing at me and my idle speculations here. Or what I see is just an interesting and momentary collection of atoms delivered to my eye and brain to give me pleasure and some thing to speculate about.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/04/09 at 21:38

Sean Carroll is my favorite source about cosmology

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Sean Carroll writes some of the most compelling essays that seem to me to be about the philosophy of cosmology. His writing is lucid, interesting and gives me the faint impression that I actually understand what he is writing about!

And he seems to have all kinds of interesting acquaintances!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/08/07 at 10:09