|The Anthropic Principle and why God Wants Us to be Scientists.
||[Jan. 13th, 2009|11:52 am]
Life without Deity
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A conversation I had with a theist friend a while ago got me thinking about the Anthropic Principle. He argued that the evidence of a devine creator could be seen in the fine tuning of our universe (not an argument I accept). This made me think that if theists really believe that fundamental physical constants in our universe must have been fine tuned by God, then it follows that their path to understanding Gods universe lies in them understanding the physics that lets allows everything in this universe, including us, to exist. I argued that if God created our universe, then he also created the matter that our universe consists of, and devised the laws of physics by which this matter interacts. God must have been the ultimate scientist. What's more, if we were made in Gods image, then it is only natural that we to will develop an understanding of science, since we have been made in the image of the greatest scientist of all time.
So at least some of the priests, immams, guru's and other people who claim to understand God should (if they are really sincere in their claims) really be scientists studying Gods work through the principles he set into motion. The fact that major religions spend less time helping their congrigations understand science, and more time telling them what they should and should not do proves that religions are not concerned with understanding God but actually controlling what people do. He agreed that I had a point, but unfortunatly our we were disrupted in mid conversation.