GOD and the UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE
that if the Uncertainty Principle is correct--and virtually every physicist
agrees it is--then God cannot exist. This is because God, by definition,
knows everything. If He cannot know one of the parameters without disturbing
the other, then He cannot be God.
if there is a God who knows everything, including both parameters simultaneously,
then Heisenberg's Principle must be wrong.
There is one
other possibility: that God can do certain things we cannot, and will
never be able to, accomplish. But even if this were true, He could nevertheless
show us how to overcome this particular theoretical limitation. If He could,
and chooses not to do so, however, the Uncertainty Principle must still
itself is a kind of "uncertainty principle." We don't know, and many never
know, which possibility--Heisenberg or God--is correct. The only thing
we can know for sure is that whichever is right, the other must be wrong.
GB/March 18, 2006