Why Nothing is Impossible: A Response to Cosmologist Lawrence Krauss

Just before sitting down to write this post I was watching a television special in which cosmologist Lawrence Krauss explained how the Universe might have come from nothing. He said that “empty space” is actually seething with energy and particles coming into and out of existence so fast that they cannot easily be observed. But how can space seething with activity be conceptualized as nothing? I like that Krauss is open to the existence of God, though he says he would prefer that God does not exist, that He is not needed to explain creation and that there is absolutely no evidence for his existence. Does this mean that some form of seething activity existed forever? If that is so, then matter was never really created and in effect is God – or replaces God. Just maybe, though the Bible does not explicitly say so, God is best described as infinite. This would mean that when in the fleeting absence of an image we “anticipate” infinity we are actually tending to return toward God.

In other posts, I explain how this potential return manifests as a regressive state of energy, just the opposite of energy conservation. This works well, but only if God, not matter, is so fundamental that we live and have our being in Him — thereby allowing the illumination of the self as the surround for an image to be in effect a function of a regressive contrast with infinity as encoded within the brain. God would then be all in all. And everything would be an image. If you think about it, everything we believe about matter is actually but an image in our minds. Maybe then, probably, everything is ultimately but an image in the mind of God.

My complete response to Krauss, and an explanation for how infinity is encoded within neural design, can be found in my new book, Consciousness Finally Explained: A Perfect Synthesis of God and Brain. Accessible through Amazon or my Homepage.

[i] Acts 7:28.

About Glenn Dudley

GLENN DUDLEY became interested in the mind-body problem as a Pre-Med student at the University of Colorado where he emphasized studies in physics, philosophy, and Judeo-Christian theology. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Colorado in 1969. After a mixed Psychiatry/Medicine internship, he worked for two years at MIT's Neurosciences Research Program -- a think tank whose objective was that of understanding how the hard-wiring of the nervous system mediates thought and emotion. Then, he spent a year in the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts Medical School in Boston reviewing the world's literature on psychological and emotional predispositions to cancer. From 1975 to his retirement in 1998 he practiced primary care medicine.
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