It takes care of the gaps in modern thinking but it’s no less magical in its thinking.

The magical power in today’s world are things like “random fluctuations” and such. It takes care of the gaps in modern thinking but it’s no less magical in its thinking.

 

A mild view of God, a Theosophical view of God/Universe, random fluctuations in spacetime due to indeterminate quantum states, are no different from each other. All magical thinking.

 

At present, it’s a story to fill in the gaps that is suitable for modern people. It’s a faith, there’s no way to prove it, it can’t be verified. It’s a modern version of a god. That doesn’t make it wrong or bad; just a modern religion for modern times.

 

What’s the nature of random? It’s a useful mathematical analogy but basing universal truths about the Universe is fundamentally flawed. https://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/scenario/analogy.htm - and you can go to down to the section of mathematics-as-analogy and its inherent dangers.

Max Tegmark is making a mint on his “The Universe is Mathematics” scam. I _hope_ he’s aware – he should be smart enough … but he might have gotten caught up in it legitimately, I don’t know.

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