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Occam's Razor and God

There are those who believe that
Occam's Razor and scientific objectivity prohibit the existence of a god. "There is a simpler explanation," goes the thinking.

Agnosticism and atheism often seem to propose that one can explain the idea as a foible of human thinking.

This is probably just a narrow interpretation of "God," the proposed universal intelligence/power, based upon the fact that most people associate this force with holy books from their respective cultures — and even good thinkers often associate the recognition of the inadequacy of these books with atheism.

But nobody can explain synchronicity, for example. The magical events of the universe are no more simply explained by "luck of the draw" probability in a great number-crunching reality than they are explained by "something out there." Or in here; but something mysterious and exquisite. And whether physics evolved consciousness or vice-versa, or whether the two are inextricably bound — we don't know.

And science can only observe the fact that people tend to be religious. The probability that a random human being will believe in a god or gods is high.

It is often easy to dismiss the specific ideas of a person or a religion upon the basis of rational consideration. And this is important. But it is not possible to dismiss the powerful religiosity of the human species.

Factors. They don't "prove" anything. But that's science, innit?


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