A Conversation for Theories on the Existence and Origin of the Universe
Reading Mr Hawkings article about the possibillity to predict the future of the universe
Alfredo Started conversation Jun 26, 2007
I did read an article at the internet today from Mr. Stephan Hawking, that is named; "does god play dice". Written in 2006.
This was my reply but first I post what Mr.Hawking summed up at the end of his lecture.(don't give up, don't give in, it doesn't matter)
Quote, Mr Hawking, at the end of his lecture;"does god play dice?"
"To sum up, what I have been talking about, is whether the universe evolves in an arbitrary way, or whether it is deterministic.
The classical view, put forward by Laplace, was that the future motion of particles was completely determined, if one knew their positions and speeds at one time.
This view had to be modified, when Heisenberg put forward his Uncertainty Principle, which said that one could not know both the position, and the speed, accurately.
However, it was still possible to predict one combination of position and speed. But even this limited predictability disappeared, when the effects of black holes were taken into account.
The loss of particles and information down black holes meant that the particles that came out were random. One could calculate probabilities, but one could not make any definite predictions.
Thus, the future of the universe is not completely determined by the laws of science, and its present state, as Laplace thought. God still has a few tricks up his sleeve.
That is all I have to say for the moment. Thank you for listening"
My own reply;
"I admit that I almost do have one “dogma” about life and that’s, that I think/feel I hardly ever will be able to be certain about anything.
It frightens me, this uncertainty, but that’s the price I got to pay for existing at this wonderful globe.
I appreciate and enjoy the lectures of Mr. Hawking very much.
My delight grows with the speed of light by his explanations I cannot grasp, because in the presence of his lecture my failure to grasp doesn’t frighten me that much, as it would have done otherwise.
I’m a bit of a wanderer and somehow my intuition translates his scientific information for me. And it can be trustworthy for me. That’s the highest certainty I have reached so far
I do love cold war spy movies, but don’t ask me after five minutes who does what, let alone names, but somehow I can exactly join the flow of the movie.
In that way I do anticipate his lectures and as long Mr. Hawking also shares his sense of humor, I can predict I’ll stay a bit longer at this confusing world.
I love the man and his work.
Greetings from Amsterdam, Alfredo."
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