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Are we living in a designer universe ?

Postby DarkUFO on Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:00 pm

Some believe that our universe was designed by a creator but could its creator be a civilization of people ?

Rather than being the product of a single entity the universe may have been the product of an advanced civilization of people using technology of a nature not entirely dissimilar to the machines and devices we use in our every day lives.

The argument over whether the universe has a creator, and who that might be, is among the oldest in human history. But amid the raging arguments between believers and sceptics, one possibility has been almost ignored – the idea that the universe around us was created by people very much like ourselves, using devices not too dissimilar to those available to scientists today.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/spac ... verse.html
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Re: Are we living in a designer universe ?

Postby Sandiwich11 on Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:07 pm

Coincidence :O I was just listening to an interesting conversation on the radio this morning about that relates to this. Hawking says in his latest book that the universe wasn't created by a 'God', he has never actually come out and said this in print before. Here's the Telegraph link which also discusses it - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/scie ... verse.html

In his latest book, The Grand Design, an extract of which is published in Eureka magazine in The Times, Hawking said: “Because there is a law such as gravity, the Universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the Universe exists, why we exist.”

He added: “It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the Universe going.”

In A Brief History of Time, Prof Hawking's most famous work, he did not dismiss the possibility that God had a hand in the creation of the world.

He wrote in the 1988 book: "If we discover a complete theory, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason — for then we should know the mind of God.”

In his new book he rejects Sir Isaac Newton's theory that the Universe did not spontaneously begin to form but was set in motion by God.
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Re: Are we living in a designer universe ?

Postby DarkUFO on Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:11 pm

Thanks Sandi.

If someone did design it, they did **** poor job lol or were drunk :P
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