December 4, 2012    Coast Insider Audio

A Godless Cosmos:

Surprise main guest on Monday night, author Howard Bloomdiscussed his new book The God Problem“If you’ve got a universe without a god, how does it make itself?” he pondered. An atheist, who doesn’t decry religion as some well-known atheists do, Bloom said he searched for truths in a material cosmos inhabited by immaterial things, without going off into the realm of the spiritual. He cited a wave in the ocean as an example of the material power in immaterial things in that it retains its shape even as it’s continually changing and made up of shifting water particles, and that when it arrives on shore, its particles are completely different than what it was composed of earlier.

Bloom shared several scientific heresies that he uncovered. The idea of randomness in the development of the universe is wrong– quarks came out in only 16 different forms– “that’s not wild and abandoned randomness, that’s just a very small number of choices coming out of the universe,” he commented. The concept of entropy is also mistaken, he continued. “The universe is not falling apart, the universe is constantly falling together.” He also cited the power of attraction in molecules as a kind of miracle, and suggested that the power of prayer works because if a person knows they’re being prayed for, it helps them to realize that their existence is necessary.

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