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Reading Genesis 1 “Literally” | Scribalishess
Susan Pigott, a professor specialising in the Old Testament, gives her literal reading of Genesis 1, and shows how it both borrows from and reacts against other cosmologies which were around at the time. Via Unreasonable Faith.
genesis  creation  old-testament  hebrew  cosmology 
january 2014 by pw201
Let the Universe Be the Universe | Cosmic Variance | Discover Magazine
Sean Caroll got mentioned in Craig's podcast, and responds: "The moment of the Big Bang is, if anything is, a place where quantum gravity is supremely important. The Borde-Guth-Vilenkin results are simply not about quantum gravity." "But when we’re not experts, it’s not intellectually honest to distort the words of experts to make them sound like they fit our pre-conceived narrative. That’s why engagement with people like Craig is fundamentally less interesting than engagement with open-minded people who are willing to take what the universe has to offer, rather than forcing it into their favorite boxes."
inflation  william-lane-craig  big-bang  cosmology  religion  god  physics  sean-carroll 
september 2012 by pw201
Sean Carroll: Does the Universe Need God?
Top theoretical cosmologist Sean Carroll wrote a chapter for the Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity, and this is it. Interesting to compare Carroll's stuff with other popular science about the Big Bang.
philosophy  god  science  bigbang  big-bang  sean-carroll  physics  cosmology 
march 2011 by pw201
YouTube - Carl Sagan: A Universe Not Made For Us
"Excerpts from Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space. More specifically, from the chapter titled A Universe Not Made For Us. I edited together the audio from the audio-book, and added the video from Stephen Hawking's Into the Universe and Brian Cox's Wonders of the Solar System. The music is Jack's Theme from the Lost soundtrack."
cosmology  astronomy  sagan  science  evolution  universe  video  youtube  religion  creationism 
july 2010 by pw201
"Inflation does not provide a natural explanation for why the early universe looks like it does unless you can give me an answer for why inflation ever started in the first place. That is not a question we know the answer to right now. That is why we need to go back before inflation into before the Big Bang, into a different part of the universe to understand why inflation happened versus something else."
physics  cosmology  big-bang  universe  inflation  string-theory 
november 2009 by pw201
On The Possible God Of Philosophy And Cosmology Vs. The Personal, Historical God Of Faith
Camels With Hammers links to Dennett's remarks on hearing William Lane Craig's cosmological argument, and then talks about the gap between the source of the universe (which we should properly be agnostic about) and the gods of major religions.
daniel-dennett  dennett  william-lane-craig  craig  cosmology  kalam  philosophy  physics 
september 2009 by pw201
How Did the Universe Start? | Cosmic Variance
Sean Carroll on what physicists do and don't know about the Big Bang.
cosmology  physics  science  bigbang  relativity  sean-carroll 
january 2008 by pw201
Quantum Cosmology
Goes into just what Hawking's imaginary time business was about.
cosmology  science  quantum  hawking  physics 
june 2007 by pw201
Movement of Existence: Leibniz's Cosmological Argument
Similar debate on cosmological arguments to the one I'm having at the moment.
physics  philosophy  theism  atheism  cosmology  kalam  craig 
june 2007 by pw201

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