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William James Notes

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.

William James (1842 – 1910)

Was an American philosopher and psychologist, and the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States.

The “Great Intelligence”

What greatest minds think about?

Big questions need also great minds!
To not writing kilo-meters of words we can think about by intuition, new vision and logic. Here we’ll collect thoughts from the greatest scientists in our history. Yes, nothing about theologists.
Ok! why there has to be a “Creator” or a “Great Intelligence”?
Atheists say: “We can’t proof it by science and we can’t see anything. Then God doesn’t exist.” Agnostics, on the other hand, claim that the existence of any deity is unknown or unknowable.

“Atheist or Agnostic” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

One of most famous and contemporary agnostic scientists is Neil deGrasse Tyson (Astrophysicist).

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin (1809-1882) in his last years as he wrote in a letter (1879) to John Fordyce:
<< [My] judgment often fluctuates…. Whether a man deserves to be called a theist depends on the definition of the term … In my most extreme fluctuations I have never been an atheist in the sense of denying the existence of a God. — I think that generally (and more and more so as I grow older), but not always, — that an agnostic would be the most correct description of my state of mind. >>


Albert Einstein

It’s really interesting cause a scientist see Nature and Universe by a completely different way rather than a usual man. A great scientist spend his lifetime looking for the deepest laws and rules in our cosmos.
<< Scientific research can reduce superstition by encouraging people to think and view things in terms of cause and effect. Certain it is that a conviction, akin to religious feeling, of the rationality and intelligibility of the world lies behind all scientific work of a higher order. […] This firm belief, a belief bound up with a deep feeling, in a superior mind that reveals itself in the world of experience, represents my conception of God. In common parlance this may be described as “pantheistic” (Spinoza). >>
A.Einstein, in answers he gave to the Japanese magazine “Kaizō” in 1923.
Albert Einstein had a special and personal concept of God, influenced also by Spinoza (1632-1677, philosopher).

Galileo Galilei

<< Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe. >>
<< Philosophy is written in that great book which ever lies before our eyes — I mean the universe — but we cannot understand it if we do not first learn the language and grasp the symbols, in which it is written. This book is written in the mathematical language, and the symbols are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without whose help it is impossible to comprehend a single word of it; without which one wanders in vain through a dark labyrinth. >>
— Galileo Galilei in “The Assayer” (1623), as translated by Thomas Salusbury (1661), p. 178, as quoted in The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Science (2003) by Edwin Arthur Burtt, p. 75

“Why it’s so hard for a scientist to believe in God”- Dr. Francis Collin

<< Some scientists see religion as a threat to the scientific method that should be resisted. But faith “is really asking a different set of questions, […] >>

“Is God a Mathematician?” – Dr. Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku says that God could be a mathematician:
<< The mind of God we believe is cosmic music, the music of strings resonating through 11 dimensional hyperspace. That is the mind of God. >>

The ultimate doubts

Ironically, during last years scientific community started to have some doubts about our universe. Several physicists started to think that we could live in a world simulation. It sounds more like a plot of “The Matrix”.
The popular argument for the simulation hypothesis came from University of Oxford by philosopher Nick Bostrum in 2003.
<< Moderator Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the museum’s Hayden Planetarium, put the odds at 50-50 that our entire existence is a program on someone else’s hard drive. “I think the likelihood may be very high,” he said. He noted the gap between human and chimpanzee intelligence, despite the fact that we share more than 98 percent of our DNA. Somewhere out there could be a being whose intelligence is that much greater than our own. “We would be drooling, blithering idiots in their presence,” he said. “If that’s the case, it is easy for me to imagine that everything in our lives is just a creation of some other entity for their entertainment.” >>
— From “Scientific American” magazine, 07 April 2016.
<< The idea that we live in a simulation has some high-profile advocates.
In June 2016, technology entrepreneur Elon Musk asserted that the odds are “a billion to one” against us living in “base reality”.
Similarly, Google’s machine-intelligence guru Ray Kurzweil has suggested that “maybe our whole universe is a science experiment of some junior high-school student in another universe”. >>
— From “BBC Earth” magazine, 05 September 2016.


Last of all we are still far from any kind of answer.
If we want to be extremely realistic we can hold just some hypotheses. There’s could be anything that we can’t imagine out here.
We’re living an incredible technological evolution. Doesn’t matter if we are realistic or a dreamers, we should always remember how much we’re small in this incredible universe. Let’s think little bit more about our mysterious existence. Let’s watch our sky more time like when we were kids. ”Questions”and “imagination” are our tools.
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