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The University of Colorado Theology Forum Presents
The Absence of God in Physics and Cosmology

Presented by
Professor Victor Stenger

When: Thursday, October 7 at 7:30 PM
Where: Hellems 252

Abstract

 
   
In recent years we have heard claims that science and religion are converging, and that what they are converging on is God. In fact, a creator God or other supernatural force is not required to understand the natural universe. No laws of physics were violated in the big bang. No external agent was necessary to produce the universe or the laws of physics. No evidence for design can be found in the organization of matter on all scales, from the cosmic to the subatomic. At the earliest definable moment, the Planck time, the universe had maximum entropy. Thus, even if it were created, the current universe possesses no memory such an event or the intentions of any creator. The universe and the laws of physics look exactly as they should if there is no God.

     Vic Stenger  is Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Hawaii and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado. He is also founder and president of the Colorado Citizens for Science.  His books include: Not By Design: The Origin of the Universe (1988); Physics and Psychics: The Search for a World Beyond the Senses (1990); The Unconscious Quantum: Metaphysics in Modern Physics and Cosmology (1995); Timeless Reality: Symmetry, Simplicity, and Multiple Universes (2000), and Has Science Found God? The Latest Results in the Search for Purpose in the Universe (2003). Vic maintains a popular web site where much of his writing can be found at http://www.colorado.edu/philosophy/vstenger

This talk is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be provided.



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