Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Religion and Science meet for coffee

Religion and Science meet for coffee over at Real Live Preacher, and part of the discussion included this wonderful observation:
Dark matter makes up about 96% of all that is, which is a little sobering, considering we make a lot of broad statements about reality for creatures that can only perceive about 4% of it.
They say perception is reality, and this data puts a metric on it: The reality we perceive, at best, captures about 4% of what's there.

Read the whole piece, which was as delightful as it was insightful - a rumination on science and "trust," in which RLP concludes wisely that "trusting people is its own kind of spiritual exercise."

2 comments:

thomas said...

Here is the recent NYT article --

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/03/science/03dark.html?ref=todayspaper

I was intrigued by the theory of multiverse entailed by strring theory.

BTW, thanks for your reporting on the Eldorado raid. It was a tidy little compendium of history and journalism on the topic.

We should all have a glass of wine sometime soon

tk

paprgl said...

Love love love RLP
Wish I had health insurance for him.