Monday, September 20, 2010

God or Grand Design?

How was our universe created? Was it God? Was it the big bang? Was it something completely different?

Physics Professors Steven Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow join forces to explain life, the universe and everything in their new book, 'The Grand Design'. You can listen to this fascinating 30 minute interview by going to our website, Voices of Living Creatively. You'll hear Mike Turner and Leonard Mlodinow discuss the questions about the beginnings of the universe and quantum physics as well as whether Douglas Adams had it right in, 'Life The Universe and Everything'.

Hint: The right answer might be a little bigger than the number '42'.

1 comment:

  1. In "The Grand Design" Stephen Hawking postulates that M-theory may be the Holy Grail of physics...the Grand Unified Theory which Einstein had tried to formulate, but never completed. It expands on quantum mechanics and string theories.

    In my e-book on comparative mysticism is a quote by Albert Einstein: “…most beautiful and profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and most radiant beauty – which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive form – this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of all religion.”

    E=mc², Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity, is probably the best known scientific equation. I revised it to help better understand the relationship between divine Essence (Spirit), matter (mass/energy: visible/dark) and consciousness (f(x) raised to its greatest power). Unlike the speed of light, which is a constant, there are no exact measurements for consciousness. In this hypothetical formula, basic consciousness may be of insects, to the second power of animals and to the third power the rational mind of humans. The fourth power is suprarational consciousness of mystics, when they intuit the divine essence in perceived matter. This was a convenient analogy, but there cannot be a divine formula.