Re: God acting in creation #4+++

From: Moorad Alexanian (
Date: Tue Dec 18 2001 - 10:30:26 EST

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    The laws of nature are our generalizations of physical data and the
    predictions from such laws are not prescribe for Nature to follow. It is
    true that our tinkering with nature over short times does agree with some of
    these predictions. But it takes more than that to claim that Nature must
    behave according to our laws. I am not prepared to take that step. The laws
    that I am referring to are the ones that deal with experimental science,
    physics in particular. Historical sciences, viz., evolutionary theory,
    cosmology, etc., deal with unique events and in such cases our predicative
    powers and in enormously weaker grounds. God can act locally if He wants, He
    does not have to act globally at all. Otherwise, the oceans and all the
    waters would now be vine! Moorad

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Walter Hicks" <>
    To: "george murphy" <>
    Cc: <>; <>
    Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 12:37 PM
    Subject: Re: God acting in creation #4+++

    > george murphy wrote:
    > > Walter Hicks wrote:.
    > >
    > > > Moreover, if God were to change the laws of the universe at some
    point, it could involve all of space-time -- not just from some space-time
    event and then forward in time.
    > >
    > > & then how would we know?
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > By comparing Genesis 1, 2 and 3 and taking all to be true historical
    events. It is only by assuming that God works as a function of time in this
    universe only that one is forced to conclude that
    > "Genesis 2 is not an historical account of creation events".
    > --
    > ===================================
    > Walt Hicks <>
    > In any consistent theory, there must
    > exist true but not provable statements.
    > (Godel's Theorem)
    > You can only find the truth with logic
    > If you have already found the truth
    > without it. (G.K. Chesterton)
    > ===================================

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