Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I guess I need to explain my position on Evolution...

While I'm a firm believer in Evolution, I feel compelled to explain my position.

So here I go.

Let's for the sake of argument, go with the idea that God created the universe, etc.

Now, let's think about pi. You know, that number that denotes the ratio of a circles circumference to its diameter, i.e. 3.14159265. Pi has some really amazing properties. One of it's neater properties is that no matter how many places you calculate it out to, it never seems to end and it never seems to repeat. People have calculated PI out to several billion places and does not seem to have any pattern, it's just random, just think about how amazing and elegant that is.

Going on the theme that God created the universe, then he must have also created pi.

Following that line of thought, it makes it hard for me to believe in stuff like genesis, creationism, etc.

A God elegant enough in thinking to create something as amazing as Pi would never have come up with such an inelegant hack such as creationism or the whole genesis idea as it's written in the bible.

The idea that all life on this earth evolved from a couple of simple chemical interactions in a scum puddle billions of years ago is both amazing and elegant.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My mom had a very simple way of reconciling the bible and evolution. What is a day to God?

My grandmother had an even better way. God works in mysterious ways. I think 'mysterious ways' is a good way to describe quantum physics. ;)