# My Fortress of Solitude

”. . . I could be bounded in a blog and count myself a tyrant of infinite web space . . .”

## On God . . .

bj เคยกล่าวไว้ว่า

“คนที่เชื่อในแนวคิดของพระเจ้าแบบมีเหตุผลเช่น พระเจ้าแบบสปิโนซ่า คือพวกมักง่ายทางความคิด หาคำอธิบายที่ดีกว่าไม่ได้ก็ใช้พระผู้สร้างเป็นคำตอบ ส่วนพวกที่เชื่อในพระเจ้าว่าเป็นทุกสิ่ง กำหนดทุกอย่างโดยไม่ได้เชื่อในกระบวนการใช้เหตุผลทางวิทยาศาสตร์เลยนั้นเป็นคนงมงายและเขลา”

Richard P. Feynman once said,

God was invented to explain mystery. God is always invented to explain those things that you do not understand. Now, when you finally discover how something works, you get some laws which you’re taking away from God; you don’t need him anymore. But you need him for the other mysteries. So therefore you leave him to create the universe because we haven’t figured that out yet; you need him for understanding those things which you don’t believe the laws will explain, such as consciousness, or why you only live to a certain length of time — life and death — stuff like that. God is always associated with those things that you do not understand. Therefore I don’t think that the laws can be considered to be like God because they have been figured out.”

Quoted by P.C.W. Davies and J.R. Brown in
Superstrings: A Theory of Everything,
p.208 (1988).

Paul A. M. Dirac once said,

God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world.

Paul Dirac did not believe in God. But here he used God’ as a metaphor for nature. 🙂

I cannot understand why we idle discussing religion. If we are honest — and as scientists honesty is our precise duty — we cannot help but admit that any religion is a pack of false statements, deprived of any real foundation. The very idea of God is a product of human imagination. […] I do not recognize any religious myth, at least because they contradict one another. […]

Wolfgang Pauli jokingly said:

“Well, I’d say that also our friend Dirac has got a religion and the first commandment of this religion is: God does not exist and Paul Dirac is his prophet.” 😀

God does not play dice [with the universe].

Albert Einstein

Not only does God play dice, but
he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.

Stephen Hawking

Nature and nature’s laws lay hid in night;
God said, Let Newton be!’ and all was light.

Alexander Pope

It did not last: the devil, howling Ho.
Let Einstein be!’ restored the status quo.

Sir John Collings Squire

God rolled his dice, to Einstein’s great dismay:
Let Feynman be!’ and all was clear as day.

Jagdish Mehra

In the face of darkness, God said

$\textrm{ } {-}\square{}A^{\nu}=\mu_{0}J^{\nu}\textrm{ '}$

and there was Light.

เปี้ยว วิชาการ.คอม

It did not last; the devil howling

$\textrm{` } {-}\square{}A^{\nu}=\mu_{0}\left[g^{\nu\alpha}+\dfrac{\partial^{\nu}\partial^{\alpha}}{\nabla^{2}}-g^{\nu{}i}\dfrac{\partial_{i}\partial^{\alpha}}{\nabla^{2}}-g^{\alpha{}i}\dfrac{\partial_{i}\partial^{\nu}}{\nabla^{2}}\right]J_{\alpha}\textrm{ '}$

restored the status quo.

อู๋หมิง วิชาการ.คอม

…a universe with no edge in space, no beginning
or end in time, and nothing for a Creator to do.

Carl Sagan (foreword to A Brief History of Time)

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