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DO PHYSICISTS BELIEVE IN GOD AND OTHER SUCH QUESTIONS

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Posted by abeodbart September 29, 2010 at 8:14 am

Nottingham isn’t just a great town – it’s university is excellent and has a rather fantastic site about the symbols of physics and astronomy called Sixty Symbols. In this episode they ask questions about God and astronomical features, but they have a huge array of others covering short videos showing polarisation to explanations about Schrodinger’s cat (from a scientist with a truly awe inspiring haircut).

Be sure to check out more of the videos on you tube and their excellent little website here. Highly recommended.

COMMENTS
September 29, 2010 at 8:39 am
Smurf says:

Heisenberg probably did :)


September 29, 2010 at 8:54 am
spiderabc1 says:

Is this the cat from the Eels doc?


September 29, 2010 at 11:11 am
Rachel says:

I dont believe in god cos i find it hard to believe that anyone would create a world and then fill it with so much death and destruction :) I know you never asked if i believed in god but i’m bored


September 29, 2010 at 1:55 pm
Larry says:

Group think in action. Just as it was 400 yrs ago when the Catholic Church ruled the world. Nothing has changed.


September 29, 2010 at 1:56 pm
Nick says:

I went completely off watching Sixty Symbols, periodic table etc after discovering the video maker had made a huge series of videos on university level studies of the bible. (from a god believing point of view) Check them out on his Youtube page.

It just put me off watching anything else from these guys. I left a comment on the Youtube page, asking why he was putting religious information on the same page as science info… kids might see it… the comment was deleted. A fair enough question I thought.


September 29, 2010 at 1:59 pm
spiderabc1 says:

check this out : ) parallel-worlds-parallel-lives-bbc-four-documentary-about-eels-founder-mark-everett-and-his-father


September 29, 2010 at 2:00 pm
spiderabc1 says:

There is no god : ) I’m bored too!


September 29, 2010 at 3:19 pm
Jack says:

“Do you believe in God?” – “No.. Absolutly not. No evidence for it.”

Perfect. Nothing more needs to be said. If only everybody thought like this guy…


September 29, 2010 at 3:26 pm
Mark says:

To the fiery depths of hell for all eternity to all the non believers. Down with this sort of thing.

http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/mar2006/down_with_this_sort_of_thing.jpg


September 29, 2010 at 3:28 pm
Mark says:

Of course that’s a joke…

Down with this sort of thing:

http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/mar2006/down_with_this_sort_of_thing.jpg


September 29, 2010 at 4:20 pm
mike says:

look, I’m getting really pissed off with all you people saying I don’t exist, when in reality it’s all of you who don’t exist (as I commented elsewhere), so just get over it, K?
PS. I’m bored too.
God.


September 29, 2010 at 5:32 pm
HARRY M says:

OF COURSE THERE IS A GOD!

Im a catholic and very proud to have Jesus Christ the everlasting lord, God the almighty father and his holy spirit close to my heart.
I also respect other peolpe’s opinions so dont worry, im not having a go!


September 29, 2010 at 7:39 pm
James says:

Cripes, Derren… you’ve just pricked a pin-hole into a massive dam of opinion. Don’t you realise the enormous amount of pressure now trying to squeeze out through a tiny mouth-hole!?

I’m a trained physicist, but a practicing non-fundamentalist Catholic.

Science is something that requires observation with the eyes of the body and the mind, but religion, and at its core the search for God, requires observation using the eyes of the heart. These are very different techniques, and as the chap in the video says, there doesn’t have to be a conflict.

People should check out the ideas of Teilhard de Chardin to see a real example of how Science and Religion can coincide beautifully.


September 29, 2010 at 10:29 pm
Sabina says:

James I agree with you 100%, I don’t see why the two cannot exist side by side.


September 30, 2010 at 8:03 am
spiderabc1 says:

Isn’t the point of science to deal with empirical evidence? How is a belief or blind faith in any way possibly linked to the study of factual evidence? (No offence @HARRYM). Any scientist needs to have another look at the material available if they claim there is a god of any sort. (Scientology doc was good, think it was Panorama)


September 30, 2010 at 10:41 am
Berber Anna says:

spiderabc1, I can see your point, and in a sense I believe that is what everybody should be doing. But on the other hand, you are assuming that a scientist approaches everything from the point of view of scientific research. I’m a translator, but I don’t automatically translate everything I read. There’s a difference between work and personal life. Perhaps the religious scientists don’t apply science to their personal idea of religion?


September 30, 2010 at 3:13 pm
Ashish says:

God or No God I don’t know. But what I am sure of is Religion is bull crap of the highest order. So much so that I now assume anybody who practices religion is retarded and should be treated like one.

‘Look, a shiny piece of foil.’


September 30, 2010 at 4:22 pm
mike says:

I would really like to see an intelligent debate about ‘god’, but most people seem to equate god to religion, which totally ruins the debate.
If you believe there is a god who created everything, that is ALL nature, then you must look to the ‘laws’ of nature and compare them to the ‘laws’ of religion.
Thou shalt not kill, commit adultery, bear false witness, or steal. ALL of these are perfectly natural behaviour in nature and thus diametrically opposed to religion, which means that religion is the opposite of ‘god’ if there is one. In religious language, the opposite of god is the devil.
Allowing religion to rear it’s ugly head in the god debate is totally counter productive. Let’s start with a blank sheet.


September 30, 2010 at 7:13 pm
Kevin says:

No gods, santa, tooth fairy etc. The universe is far more interesting without man made supernatural bollocks dumbing (some) people down.


October 2, 2010 at 12:55 am
T K says:

The problem with all these ‘atheists vs believers’ debates is that they see ‘god’ as some guy in the clouds spouting judgement upon humanity, and never delve any deeper into what other possibilities there are out there, or explore more mature spiritual concepts.

I think many of the traditional religions are way out of touch with and irrelevant to modern society, and humanity needs to come up with new concepts of spirituality and come to understand more realistically what is out there, rather than hanging onto these old dated views.


October 17, 2010 at 9:40 am
God says:

Does it matter if ‘anyone’ believes in me? When they ask me for strength I send out power rays into their nervous system which triggers a multitude of neuro chemicals and they’re happy. What gives you the right to try to deflect my laser beams of love? I smite you!


November 29, 2010 at 2:42 pm
spiderabc1 says:

@T K – what are you on?


January 8, 2011 at 3:43 pm
kenji says:

what a bunch or bored boring bullocks

including me…

and no, THERE IS NO BALD BUTTERFLY IN THE SKY


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