Re: Mr. Hawking's view
This I do not know, but I will assume Mr. Hawking has the mathmatics for this assumption.
Originally Posted by charlebs
As I understand it gravity was 'produced' at 10^-43 seconds after the big bang. This 'big bang' is now trying to be renamed to cosmic genesis in the literature I read.
I am not a fan of this big bang view, but that is me. My issue with the whole line of scientific thinking is scientists seem not to question existence itself, the 'pure white board' that is the back ground for all things to take place.
Its like a person writing on a while board with a marker and saying, 'see , each letter comes out and is indepentent of any creator' yet they fail to recognize the board they write on, the 'existence' that allows the letters to flow onto the board.
If we look at the laws of nature - there is specific intelligence there, no? What I mean is there is order and structure to all of nature that is inherent from the sub-atomic particles to galaxies that are spinning. They all follow the rule of physics. This 'intelligence' this, is the Being I am suggesting. This infinite intelligence that need do nothing for all things to work perfectly within the boundaries of all the laws of nature. Scientists will say ' well the unfoldment of sub-atomic particles, atoms, make up this structure, there is no need for a God to do this' , yet they never question how & why this natural stucture occurs. I will not even mention pure space ( ākāśa ) which provides room for all things to exist. Was that there before the big bang?
It's as if scientist think God as some person with a long white beard directing traffic of the universe sitting on a throne in heaven. The Supreme I am attesting to is in every fibre, every thing and every -no thing that is , that exists and does not exist. This is that infinite intelligence that with no effort unfolds the universe by its own natue. No decisions, no project map , it spoontaneously occurs.
But scientist say ' well thats nature' - yep it is , and that is a part of the Supreme Intelligence - not all of it, just a finger nail of the Supreme.
because you are identical with Åiva