Thursday, January 13, 2005

Is this Nature's God?

Someone apparently noticed my interest in the natural theology of the Founding Era and its notion of "Nature's God," which is God insofar as we can understand His attributes through the lens of reason, not revelation, and emailed me his site which purports to reveal some of the "mystery" behind Nature's God.

Check it out and see what you think.

Update: Reader Karen McLauchlan writes:

On more funky thought to stir into the pot of "nature's God" :

Did you ever come across Dr. Steven Wolfram's "A New Kind Of Science" published in 2002? Wolfram created a program "mathematica" of simple mathematical programs which run and mimic complex processes found in nature.

He avoids the "God" implications in either creationsism or Intelligent Design, except by suggestion that if one believes in God as proved by the immeasurable complexity and variety found in nature, the truth may be that if there was a divine "plan" it may have been a "simple plan" after all.

Thanks again. Karen McLauchlan

p.s. I am not a mathematician, so many of the 1197 pages of equations fall outside of my ken, but the basic principles he explains and the models he illustrates are amazing.

See this website as well.

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