4. Entropy

You know, entropy is associated…with disorder. And in an analogous way, information is associated with disorder, which seems paradoxical. But when you think about it, a bit of information is a surprise. If you already knew what the message contained, there would be no new information in it. – James Gleick Turning and turning in […]

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3. Wormwood

And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood. – Revelation of St. John, 8:10-11, King James Bible Gravity explains […]

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2. Inflection Point

God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road. -Isak Dineson/Karin Blixen A live body and a dead body contain the same number of particles. Structurally, there’s no discernible difference. Life and death are unquantifiable abstracts. Why should I be concerned? – Doctor Manhattan, John Osterman […]

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1. Chaos

“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?” – Epicurus – Greek philosopher, BC 341-270 “The Lord is […]

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5. Darkly

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: Now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. – 1 Corinthians 13:12, The Holy Bible, King James Version What does God need with a starship? – James T. Kirk,  Star Trek V: The Final […]

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