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Monday, July 28, 2014

New Blog: Kosmophilus

Dear Readers and Followers,

For those who have followed some of my writings here in this remote corner of the blogosphere, I want to let you know that I have started a new blog: Kosmophilus, Explorations in Cosmology and Theoretical Physics.  The goal of this blog is to communicate important ideas in physics in an intuitive and accessible way, foster an interest and excitement about ongoing progress in our understanding of the universe, and eventually contribute to the conversation on science and theology: how can they interact with each other in a mutually beneficial way?  Science is both a central component of society today, and a guide to knowing truth about God's world, so it is important to engage with it and understand it as best we can, if we are to seek after truth, and after God, with both heart and mind.

In the long term, I plan to return to the writing I've begun on this blog, which focuses around the themes described here and here - my attempts to bottle the wind that is the beauty of Christianity.  It will be a long road, and for me, engaging with theoretical physics and cosmology (which also shine forth the beauty and elegance of God in unique ways!) is a key part of that journey.

I plan to include some theological ideas on the new blog from time to time. Both there and here, I am eager to hear from anyone in the comments below posts, or via email - please send me a message with your thoughts!


Grace and peace,

Elliot

2 comments:

  1. Hopefully, the comments on this blog will not end up hateful or scornful of anyone's opinions, no matter how radical they may be. There are nice ways and cruel ways of differing on opinions so I hope that you can keep everyone respectful of one another, even when they violently disagree on issues.

    I have experienced much derision as a promoter of Barry & Helen Setterfield's cosmological theory of cDK combined with electromagnetic plasma physics as the means by which God may have stretched out the heavens and created everything in only 4 days (96 hours)!

    http://www.setterfield.org/basic_summary.html

    I would love to have a reasonable discussion about these theories (and others as well) and this may be just the place where that could be done. I hope so

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  2. Hi Jim,
    I certainly hope all comments will be kind and respectful. I'm not familiar with these ideas, although am skeptical of something so divergent from mainstream cosmology. But I do think that God was and is influencing the cosmos - how exactly, I'm not sure...I think it is difficult to say much that isn't very speculative.
    Cheers,
    Elliot

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