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WHY GOD COULD NOT CREATE THE UNIVERSE
WITH A DIFFERENT DIMENSION EVEN IF IT WANTED TO

or perhaps anything else. Perhaps the universe must be the way it is. It seems that what is omnipotent is mathematics, elementary arithmetic, just counting. Yet even mathematics is not powerful enough to create a universe-there are just too many conditions, conflicting. Existence is impossible. Beyond that for there to be structure is quite inconceivable. But the universe does exist, there are galaxies, stars, even the possibility of life. That life is possible merely allows it to exist but only with the greatest good fortune does it actually occur. Intelligence is vastly less likely, ability and technology far more improbable. That we are, what we are, seem so strange, inconceivable, that we are left merely with wonder-and, as we seem unable to realize, the need for the deepest care, responsibility and gratitude. We have been given by the unbelievable benevolence of chance, no life, but life with the most wondrous part of the universe, the ability to think, to know, to create, to wonder-and thus the demand that we use our most awesome gifts to protect them, to protect and preserve the world in which they exist, and the life, likely so rare if not unique in the universe, which has received these astounding favors of chance, that has been given by nature its most exalted constituents. What we are requires that we enhance what we are, what we are part of, to see, understand and be grateful.

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ISBN:
9780595822164
Publisher:
iUniverse, Inc.
Subject:
Science-Physics
Author:
Mirman, R.
Subject:
Science-Quantum Theory
Subject:
Science : Physics
Subject:
Science : Quantum Theory
Subject:
Science : Physics - General
Subject:
Science : Physics - Quantum Theory
Publication Date:
March 2006
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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