Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Quote of the Day: Order, Beauty, and Strange Coincidences

Tony Rothman (Physicist)

“When confronted with the order and beauty of the universe and the strange coincidences of nature, it’s very tempting to take the leap of faith from science into religion. I am sure many physicists want to. I only wish they would admit it.” (h/t

Note: The following blog entry is rated PG - Parental Guidance; it contains a brief reference to nudity. Please guide your parents accordingly.

Tony Rothman is an American physicist and writer. He says of himself, "I am a cosmologist who studies the Big Bang and related events. One of my more recent interests has been the investigation of extremal black holes, black holes on the verge of becoming naked singularities, as well as on the detection of gravitons.

To round things out, he is also an accomplished writer, including the writing of science fiction. This makes him something of a renaissance man.

His website is well-worth checking out.

Enjoy your day: "this is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it"

or, since this is an equal-opportunity blogsite

Enjoy your day -- even though joy in a purely material world consisting of cold, unfeeling, undirected swirling atoms is a bit of an absurdity, another one of those strange gaseous burps of callous, indifferent darwinian evolution.

Hey -- here's a thought. The God who created joy must be a really interesting Guy. I wonder if He ever feels joy himself? Anybody?

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"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"