Moorad Alexanian (alexanian@UNCWIL.EDU)
Fri, 01 May 1998 16:03:48 -0500 (EST)

At 03:29 PM 5/1/98 -0400, George Murphy wrote:
>Moorad Alexanian wrote:
>> At 01:23 PM 4/26/98 -0400, George Murphy wrote: ..........................
>> > It seems rather odd to
>> >suggest that the fit of a well confirmed mathematical theory like GRT or
>> >QED with observation is just an accident which has nothing to do with
>> >the way God runs things. The successes of mathematicalal physics
>> >strongly suggest that there is a pattern to the interactions which
>> >comprise the physical world, and that our laws of physics are
>> >approximations to that pattern.
>> Dear George,
>> The point I am making is that God is not bound to the laws that we use to
>> describe nature.
> God is not bound by any external necessity, but God can limit
>his own actions - & I believe does, for science works "though God were
>not given". This is part of God's gift in creation, so that we can
>understand the world.
> (The scholastic distinction between God's absolute & God's
>ordinate power is germane here.)

Dear George,

I really do not know that much about God to know if He limits His actions or
not. The regularity that we observe in nature may be delusive. Witness the
flood in Noah's time. Would they have predicted such catastrophe? These are
deep questions that only revealed truth can answer. I often picture Romeo
and Juliet, in their less passionate moments, thinking about Shakespeare.
What can they deduce about him unless only what he reveals to them.

Take care,