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NASA’s WISE Survey has discovered millions of supermassive black holes and extreme galaxies called hot DOGs, or dust-obscured galaxies.
Should discovery after discovery evincing the wisdom of the scientific method sway the religious into rethinking their theories?
If the universe is governed by physics, and God created the laws of nature, would religion in this sense contradict science?
During a panel discussion at the SETIcon II conference in Santa Clara, Calif., over the weekend, scientists discussed the Big Bang and whether there was a requirement for some divine power to kick-start the Universe 13.75 billion years ago. Unsurprisingly, the resounding answer was: No.
What do you think the ‘divine spark’ was and where did the energy come from?
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'From Aristotle's prime mover to the Catholic Church's first cause, we're always driven to the idea of something eternal. I think Steven Weinberg said it best when he said that science doesn't make it impossible to believe in God, it just makes it possible to not believe in God.'
‘“Spiritual But Not Religious” is the way many people describe themselves these days. It’s a term that drives a lot of others crazy. For those who happily describe themselves as religious, “Spiritual But Not Religious” can imply a dilution of faith and a rejection of the creed and doctrine which, for them, is an essential aspect of spiritual life. Yet, for people who happily describe themselves as atheist, “Spiritual But Not Religious” is a dodge — an attempt to get “the warm cozy feeling” of religious life without making the intellectual commitment to what they see as the central question: Does God exist?’
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