artikkel om en nyutgitt bok av Lawrence M. Krauss som oppsummerer nyere retninger innen vitenskap/astronomi. om hvor nært vi har kommet en forståelse av universet der behovet for en skapergud har mindre og mindre plass. og om hvordan vi må revurdere konseptet “ingenting”. et par interessante sitater:
The question of why there was a Big Bang or any quantum particles at all was presumed to lie safely out of scientific bounds, in the realms of philosophy or religion. Now even that assumption is no longer safe, as exemplified by a new book by the cosmologist Lawrence M. Krauss.
The point of the book, (..) is not to try to make people lose their faith, but to illuminate how modern science has changed the meaning of nothingness from a vague philosophical concept to something we can almost put under a lab microscope.
It would be silly to think that we won’t have better answers and better questions 50 or 100 years from now, but for the moment this is the story science can tell.
If nothing is our past, it could also be our future. As the universe, driven by dark energy — that is to say, the negative pressure of nothing — expands faster and faster, the galaxies will become invisible, and all the energy and information will be sucked out of the cosmos. The universe will revert to nothingness.