Universe: Accident or Artefact?
A deeply rooted paradigm
of science has been to assume no more than that which seems absolutely
necessary to explain natural phenomena. For a long time, this has given rise
to a view that the universe (including all life) is essentially the
accidental result of blind, physical forces randomly acting on inanimate
material. However, more recent discoveries seem to indicate that this may
not be the case. Developments in cosmology and physics (“Big Bang” theory &
the “Anthropic principle”) and evolutionary biology (punctuated equillibrium
& analogous development) open the door to the possibility of an “intended”
Bro. Derrick Ong
will give a talk and discuss these developments in an interactive session
with members on this fascinating subject. Bro. Derrick is a keen student of
philosophy, theosophy, religion and other spiritual subjects.