Re: Stereotypes and reputations

From: Iain Strachan <>
Date: Tue Aug 09 2005 - 03:02:21 EDT

On 8/9/05, janice matchett <> wrote:
> At 11:38 AM 8/8/2005, Iain Strachan wrote:
> Tipler equates the "Omega point" at the end of the universe with God
> and uses the literal translation of Exodus 3:14 "I will be what I will
> be" as support for this - a future transcendence.
> Iain.
> ### And what are his credentials for presuming to "equate" Scripture in
> such an unorthodox way? I have a feeling his ideas would appeal more to
> Aristotle than to either Copernicus or Galileo. :)

Well ... if you're an atheist who wants to form a theory of God that
fits into physics, I guess you have to be unorthodox :-)

Check out his own explanation at

He cites a physicist who likes his physics but not his theology, and a
theologian who likes his theology but not his physics! Can't please
everyone I guess!

I'm not saying I agree with him BTW.


> Janice

There are 3 types of people in the world.
Those who can count and those who can't.
Received on Tue Aug 9 03:04:04 2005

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