Has noted (former?) atheist astrophysicist Degrasse Tyson now joined the growing ranks of atheist scientists who are hedging their bets that the universe is a kind of "simulation" created by a superior God like intelligence. Isn't it time more atheists admitted this new rapidly growing trend by science?
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I'm with Titen, above. If there were a god...who is the genius to claim the idea?
As for Jesus, or God...give me a break. There is a thread that would indicate that we are all connected to the universe, however, this is more a proof for Star Wars.
People's or religions various ideas about who or what the ultimate programmer is are based on cultural differences. Including science culture. It's a God concept similar to certain early star trek episodes. It's just a version of intelligent design.
I agree that it would be a form of intelligent design but not necessarily a God. God is an ill-defined and superstitious label. And again human beings could still be the side-effect of emergent processes, even in a "designed" simulated universe.
The devil is in the detail as they say.
The basic principle is similar ie a higher power created the universe.
Many other scientists are now admitting a greater likelihood of intelligent design concepts. The maths is looking like it has planned intent. God concepts are evolving. Right wing religions aside, others are similar to scientific ideas.
Yes, you're absolutely correct on this Grace. He has made it a point to express that he is "agnostic.."....never has he referred to himself as Atheist. Thanks for reminding of this, girlfriend.
Yes of course he is honest enough to describe himself correctly as agnostic. This is my beef with many online so called "atheists " who, in all honesty, are agnostics. Why deny it to oneself? It should be embraced.
@Paula, you're welcome indeed. Dr. Tyson is a fascinating man & love his synopsis on the universe.
Grace....and by the way, it doesn't get past me that he's also tall, dark, handsome & sexy with a smile that lights up a room! Woo Hoo!! LOL
Hey, I'm old...not dead yet!