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    Sun, Jul 22, 2007  Permanent link

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    The Law of Conservation of Energy, aka the first law of thermodynamics, is a very fundamental part of physics, and is instrumental to our understanding of the universe.

    But it also has profound theological implications. The second law of thermodynamics is often thrown around by God lovers as an attempt to justify their faith empirically. But little do they realize that to assume one law of thermodynamics is to assume the whole set. And the first law of thermodynamics damns their invisible friend to the dustbin of mythology.

    The first law of thermodynamics says that matter and energy cannot be created or destroyed, but can only change forms. Stephen Hawking phrased it beautifully when he said (to paraphrase), "Matter can never be created; it has nowhere to come from. And it can never be destroyed; it has nowhere to go."

    The matter and energy in this universe can change forms, but can never be created, nor destroyed. And this makes the notion of a creator superfluous since he has nothing to create. His work was done for him ahead of time by the very nature of existence itself.

    It is very interesting to look back before we discovered this law and see that, throughout time, the mystics have insisted that their creator is an eternal being. Yet in the light of today's knowledge, we now know that the universe itself (the alleged creation), is eternal. The truth is a bit less complex, yet a bit more awe-inspiring, than the age-old creator fantasy.
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    Again, MC Hawking lays down the law (of conservation of matter/energy) on those Orwellian flock fondlers:

    Wed, Jun 20, 2007  Permanent link

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    Many people know of Stephen Hawking's work in the field of astrophysics, but few people are aware of his exploits as a lyrical terrorist. Check it:

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    A timeless, infinite universe. What is order? What is disorder? What is absolute zero?

    Gevin Giorbran of EverythingForever.com has a very interesting take on these questions. I find his ideas to be fascinating. Here I quote a very brief and simplified version of his argument:

    In very simple terms, there are two kinds of order in nature. A division of opposites such as positives apart from negatives represents one kind of order, while a balanced and neutral unified state represents another kind of order. The model of two orders I explain here and in my book extends David Bohm’s concepts of explicate and implicate order into a far more simple and practical description of two kinds of order. It can be shown that our universe is evolving away from one type of order existent in our past toward a whole other type of order present in our future, i.e., absolute zero. This honestly provides a sensible reason for why the cosmos is systematic and orderly rather than disorderly and chaotic.
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