Tuesday, January 11, 2011

God and Tides - from the Colbert Report

Actually this segment is also relevant to Sunday's post: Pope - God's mind behind complex theories. I think from Pope's logic, papa-bear O'Reilly is correct to include simpler theories as well, such as the cause for tides. Here is the segment from Colbert Report (tip from Leyla Keough):

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And if you want to know the reason for the tides, check out this excellent page. Note, that this explanation does not preclude the claim that God's mind is behind the mechanism that produces tides. But we can also understand tides purely from physical perspectives. Therefore, the claim about God's mind becomes truly a matter of faith -as, perhaps, it should be. And this is the parallel I was trying to draw in Sunday's post with the case of the Big Bang.

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