Quantum Theology and Schrödinger’s Dinosaur

In her inimitable style Archdruid Eileen speculates about Quantum Apples, Cider and the Creation of the Universe. She suggests that when Adam ate the apple the universe underwent a quantum change from the state imagined by young earth creationists to the one currently described by mainstream scientists. So let’s blame apples and drink cider!

Meanwhile Joel Watts sees quantum physics in another area of theology when, in his concluding thoughts on the Jesus Criteria Conference, he writes:

This is the quantum superposition of Church and Academy, and I must report, Schrödinger’s cat is seen.

If this famous feline is being observed, surely the waveform superposition is collapsing, which means that Joel and every other thinking Christian is being forced into either Church or Academy. Or maybe not, as the latest scientific results suggest that Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle is uncertain. So perhaps we can observe the cat without killing or saving it, or have our cake and eat it. But then long before Schrödinger an even wiser man pointed out that no one can serve two masters.

Dead DinosaurMeanwhile, it seems, the leader of the Beaker Folk has managed to imagine a quantum superposition of a Ken Ham-style 4000-year-old universe and a billions of years old big bang one. But the box has been opened, the waveform has collapsed, and it turns out that Schrödinger’s dinosaur died millions of years ago, when quantum fluctuations in the orbit of a stray asteroid caused it to collide with the Earth.

10 thoughts on “Quantum Theology and Schrödinger’s Dinosaur

  1. Peter:

    One need not read the entire article to know that it downplays and demeans the Genesis account of creation. I’ll stick with the Bible.

    Bud Press

  2. Peter:

    The article I referred to is “Quantum Apples, Cider and the Creation of the Universe”.

    Again, one need not read the entire article to know that it downplays and demeans the Genesis account of creation. I’ll stick with the Bible.

    Bud Press

  3. Bud, thank you for the clarification. I’m sure Archdruid Eileen will be gratified to learn that her article “downplays and demeans the Genesis account of creation”. But I hope you are aware of the kind of blog that it appeared in. And again I hope that you have a sense of humor.

  4. Peter:

    I have a good sense of humor. But I find nothing humorous about adding to and taking away from Scripture, and making a mockery of God’s holy and inspired word–regardless of what format it is presented in.

  5. I have to agree with Bud. I mean, that “apple” had implications. In fact, we can’t even explain to the next generation how sin came into the world without talking about that piece of fruit. It’s a very sad age we live in when we not only allegorize this portion of Scripture, but also use it for the purpose of lightheartedness. We wouldn’t (I hope) do this with the cross.

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