Re: Dembski and Nelson at MIT and Tufts

Kevin O'Brien (
Sun, 4 Apr 1999 15:24:34 -0600

>Whatever talents you use to describe nature, rest assured that it took much
>more than that to create it. If you used reasoning, cleverness, love, etc.,
>then the actual thing took a lot more of all that than you did to create
>your theory. This is quite self-evident to me. Is it to you? If no, why

Because as we come to understand the physical universe better and better, we
also come to understand how surprising simple it all is. Only a relative
handful of physiochemical forces control this whole seemingly chaotic
universe. As we learn to manipulate these forces, we are producing effects
and results that our ancestors would have considered miracles. Given
sufficient time and a bit of luck, we should understand enough to be able to
make our own life, planets, stars, even galaxies. And if we understand how
the universe originated, we should eventually be able to make our own
universes as well.

Kevin L. O'Brien