Should the University of Kentucky have hired a qualified astronomer to lead their new observatory, despite his strong religious views and his public doubts about evolution? Or was their decision to pass him over discrimination?
quote: For the sake of argument, say the universe was a computer program running a simulation. Instead of running the simulation from t=0 with the big bang, say the programmer started it with an initial state taken from a snapshot of a previous run at t=13 billion years (or if you prefer, a hand-crafted snapshot made to appear as if t=13 billion years). Within the confines of the program, scientific logic would say the universe was 13 billion years old, while in reality it may have only been running a few seconds.
quote: The inherent problem with this argument is that God then becomes a liar who deceives his creations in a twisted game specifically designed to make them antagonize each other in an endless debate over science versus faith.
quote: I don't think you will find anyone who believes that the world was created without some sort of implied age.