This month’s Scientific American (August 2012, pp 22-27) has an interesting article entitled The Benevolence of Black Holes.
The article is interesting from a scientific point of view but slips religion subtly under the radar. Having recently read MBT this article may be of interest- the attached blog post summarises and includes extracts.
My opinion is that Science itself has not been the architect of anything of fundamental significance. Consciousness, God, Brahman, Buddha Nature or whatever you prefer is the architect that brings everything into being.
Personally I find this sentence in Scientific American to be offensive ‘We simply exist in a universe that has the conditions that allow for the phenomenon of life—there is nothing special about it. It is just an island that has the right climate’
Lets be honest, all science can ever do is fail to write the instruction manual for an intelligent system that it has no hope of ever understanding. This system is already created and continues to create and recreate itself without any help from the intellectually cognisant. One of the supposed greatest achievements of modern science is to locate what the discipline refers to a ‘the god’ particle. Science in itself has no intelligence, it is merely the construct of those who have the academic capacity to study it. To give science more importance than this would mean calling these few talented individuals ‘God’ which would be Scientism gone mad.
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