Just a quickie blog. I just watched a recent episode of "Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman" concerning whether or not god exists and if we can "find" him/her/it.

I had not heard of A. Garrett Lisi before this, but I was very impressed with him. He is possibly on the verge of mathematically tying the forces that govern the universe via physics together. The show kept talking about how he was trying to "find the creator" via a mathematic equation, but Lisi himself stated that he doesn't believe in a god. His words were to the effect that it seemed contradictive that a very complex being created such a simple theory. That this would be going backwards rather than forwards. It was phenomenal.

Here's his website: http://sifter.org/~aglisi/

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Comment by Gaytor on June 22, 2010 at 4:53pm
I really need to get into watching that show. Maybe I'll find time tonight to catch up online. It looks awesome and thanks for the reminder.
Comment by Gaytor on June 22, 2010 at 8:37pm
It's now on Comcast OnDemand for those that have that.
Comment by Kirk Holden on June 22, 2010 at 11:48pm
IMHO Stephen Wolfram has a better chance of getting points on the board than Lisi.

1. It works
2. you can pass any exam with it
3. TOE is like Amway, only the first guy in (Einstein) made any money.
Comment by Renshia on June 23, 2010 at 12:32am
My understanding was that he was working on the unifying theory of everything. It was that concept that was being referred to as finding the creator. I did not get the feeling that Freeman thought Lisi was seeking god but the unifying equation could explained everything.
For instance his theory worked in how the graviton particle interacts and also opened up the prospect of a few other previously unknown elements.

It was a very good show and really just took a look at different perspectives of the origin of life. I think the creator perspective was just a hook to get bible thumpers to check it out.
Comment by M on June 23, 2010 at 12:23pm
Yes, I agree, Renshia, but I felt it was misleading. Morgan Freeman kept literally saying that Lisi was seeking the creator. I realize it was a hook to get the religious in, but I was irritated by it. Otherwise, the show was pretty fun.

I will check out Stephen Wolfram, as well.

And yes, it was the unification of the four forces that govern the universe: weak force, strong force, gravity, and electro-magnetism. Previously, no one could figure in gravity. We know it's there, yet it's the cheese that stands alone. :o)
Comment by Renshia on June 23, 2010 at 2:24pm
True M; I admit I was thinking that there was to much pandering to the notion of a creator; but I understand it was in hope of getting the god bothers to listen.

here is a ted talk by Wolfram


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