Re: Did Albert Einstein believe in God?

Mike Rose (
Sun, 20 Apr 1997 15:09:28 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 16 Apr 1997 cyberedward@ICDC.COM wrote about God and Science

> The monitor quoted Albert Einstein as referring to a God, indicating
> that he had a belief in God but detested the Judeo-Christian God. I
> hear the quote that Einstein said that God did not throw dice in the
> creation of the universe.
> Heisenberg was referred to as having a belief in a unifying principle.
> Could someone comment on the above and give the scientific viewpoint on
> God, a metaphysical soul etc.

God is used as a label for the experience of X.

In my (limited) experience, X is either felt as something outside onself
and bigger than oneself, or it is yourself, or unity (all is one etc.).

Both can be described as God, or not. God seems to be a good metaphor,
or label, or personification, for some outer or inner

Quantum physicists can talk about nonlocal Information Systems, or Hidden
Variables within the science game but it is clear that these concepts
could equally be labelled God, or divine.

Fritjof Capra, like Einstein, doesn't seem to like the Judeo-Christian God
but he found quantum physics and Eastern Mysticism to be VERY compatible,
especially the unity and oneness aspects.

For me, at the moment, God is just Nick Herbert's Cosmic Glue that must
exist is Bell' Theorem is valid. Or God is really just me, the higher
circuits in my own primate brain.

My 2 pence worth.


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