"God didn't have a choice in making the universe." 8 replies

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Tekk9

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#1 15 years ago

God didn't have a choice in making the universe. - Albert Einstein
Thoughts?



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#2 15 years ago

It depends where you got the quote, and how he used it and in what mood.




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#3 15 years ago

And when, upon discovering what?




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#4 15 years ago

He's acknowledging that there is a God so he's not bashing which would make mood irrelevant information. But he did say this. Why would he say something like this? He's acknowledging God's existence and that he created the universe. This should be pleasing to you religious people seeing as how it's coming from one of the smartest men in our history. But what does he mean that God didn't have a choice? Any ideas. Probably no right or wrong answer here. Just looking for some insight.....




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#5 15 years ago

I think he means that God knew what he was going to do before he did it. So he didn't have a choice.




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#6 15 years ago

Well Einstein didn't believe in a personal god, so I dunno.




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#7 15 years ago

"What I'm really interested in is whether God could have made the world in a different way; that is, whether the necessity of logical simplicity leaves any freedom at all." -- Albert Einstein

Note Einstein is not claiming the existance of a God, he is mearly speculating that if there was a God, weither or not he could have made the universe any different.




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#8 15 years ago

einstein was implying that the world is so bound by rules that if god created the universe he had to create it in the present form and no other




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#9 15 years ago

:agreed

Kind of like his quote "God does not play dice with the universe," regarding quantum mechanics.