The Western Lines

June 12, 2010

Through The Wormhole – Is There A Creator?

Today on Discovery Enterprise we present the first episode of a new documentary series that premiered on the Science Channel in the United States on Wednesday June 9th entitled “Through the Wormhole” and hosted by veteran actor Morgan Freeman.

The first installment of this series explores perhaps the ultimate existential question – Is There A Creator?


Through the Wormhole explores the deepest mysteries of existence — the questions that have puzzled mankind for millennia.


What are we made of? What was there before the beginning? Are we really alone? Is there a creator? These questions have been pondered by the most brilliant minds of the human race. Now, science has evolved to the point where hard facts and evidence may be able to provide us with answers.
It’s perhaps the biggest, most controversial mystery in the cosmos. Did our Universe just come into being by random chance, or was it created by a God who nurtures and sustains all life? The latest science is showing that the four forces governing our universe are phenomenally finely tuned. So finely that it had led many to the conclusion that someone, or something, must have calibrated them; a belief further backed up by evidence that everything in our universe may emanate from one extraordinarily elegant and beautiful design known as the E8 Lie Group.
While skeptics hold that these findings are neither conclusive nor evidence of a divine creator, some cutting edge physicists are already positing who this God is: an alien gamester who’s created our world as the ultimate SIM game for his own amusement. It’s an answer as compelling as it is disconcerting.

Copyright: Science Channel

Authors Note:

Personally I feel that simulation hypothesis, first formulated by Nick Bostrom (whose work in the field of existential risks I greatly admire), presented in this episode is a very good example of pathologically bad science. I personally feel that in our attempts to stretch the limits of human knowledge to the breaking point we are in fact being led down avenues of muddled headed thinking and in the process science fiction and fantasy are taking the place of real level headed science.

Through The Wormhole – Is There A Creator?

http://www.megavideo.com/v/9196P8QQfacac4a33ab5c201e57e3b3955361ae1

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