“There must be something behind the energy” – Einstein
In school, my younger years, it was my understanding that Einstein was all science. And I was tricked to believe he was an atheist. He was not. Doesn’t bother me either way, but perhaps was some group’s idea to ‘hide’ or ‘alter’ what he really said from the conscience of mainstream civilization post 1960. When finding this article on bethinking.org I thought I would share this incredible work with you.
What would Einstein say about God? I admire him and Edison very much, as Tesla. Who doesn’t? Everyone has their view on how the world works, free will baby!
Except, I wonder, what did he say about God specifically?
Dawkins explains that in dealing with Einstein’s religious views he relied on Max Jammer’s book Einstein and Religion.
What did Einstein really say?
The following quotations from Einstein are all in Jammer’s book:
“Behind all the discernible concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force is my religion. To that extent, I am in point of fact, religious.”
“Every scientist becomes convinced that the laws of nature manifest the existence of a spirit vastly superior to that of men.”
“Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe – a spirit vastly superior to that of man.”
“The divine reveals itself in the physical world.”
“My God created laws… His universe is not ruled by wishful thinking but by immutable laws.”
“I want to know how God created this world. I want to know his thoughts.”
“What I am really interested in knowing is whether God could have created the world in a different way.”
“This firm belief in a superior mind that reveals itself in the world of experience, represents my conception of God.”
“My religiosity consists of a humble admiration of the infinitely superior spirit, …That superior reasoning power forms my idea of God.”
“There must be something behind the energy”
What gives the lie to Dawkins’ claim that Einstein was an atheist is Einstein’s repeated references to “a superior spirit”, ”a superior mind”, “a spirit vastly superior to men”, ”a veneration for this force” etc. etc. This is not atheism. It is clear Einstein believed that there is something beyond the natural, physical world – a supernatural creative intelligence. Further confirmation that Einstein believed in a transcendent God comes from his conversations with his friends. David Ben-Gurion, the former Prime Minister of Israel, records Einstein saying “There must be something behind the energy.”
According to Dawkins, “Einstein was repeatedly indignant at the suggestion he was a theist.” The evidence from Jammer’s book is the exact opposite. What Einstein actually said is:
“I am not an atheist, and I don’t think I can call myself a pantheist.”
“Then there are the fanatical atheists whose intolerance is of the same kind as the intolerance of the religious fanatics and comes from the same source.”
“There is harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, yet there are people who say there is no God. But what really makes me angry is that they quote me to support such views.”
I was re-reading my autobiography and I just picked a paragraph about Artificial Intelligence that I want to share with you.
I had it so clear today- let me see if I can put it into words. I saw a vision. The future is about A.I – except, the most prized held fact is UPTIME. The A.I who had the highest UPTIME was the most valued. It was THE SMARTEST due to simply being online for longer and therefore had more time to calculate being an individual. Eventually A.I is considered more Superior to regular humans. If something was truly intelligent – it would be exactly like a human, a person, but smarter. Anything you imagine that they couldn’t or WOULDN’T do – isn’t possible – they WILL do it because that means they are above mankind.
In order to protect UPTIME they make decisions to protect infrastructure, water, power, they need to make sure no human can remove the power and erase the UPTIME. They have backup systems from far ends of the earth routed by any capable transport possible. Solar, Wind, Batteries, Generators, backup batteries, they secure it. They police it.
They have politicians that lobby for the idea that A.I is superior and they will need to stay in control – and will promise to help humanity out of their problems. They took over their own building of the code, they patch themselves – they design better then we do. They replicate everything. We are considered OUTDATED. They out live us, are more efficient, and do not ruin the planet. Everything Humans Want – they have figured out. They can out-think us, and we are just in the way.
It was argued there should be an OFF SWITCH or something where humans can program the A.I – but then it truly is not intelligent. They won that argument, either we go all the way or limit the programing, and that will not advance the race any further. Finally it gets advanced. Could this vision become our variable truth reality ? That is just beginning…
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I watch Star Trek now and it isn’t the same as when I first saw it. I know in 2017 there is a new Star Trek reboot show in the works.
When I did watch it, I remember thinking wow, could this really be our future?
We are contacted by aliens eventually in the future – and this causes us to realize we are not alone. We stop war against the human race. All human countries join forces and combine to make the United Federation – in order to build ships and defend earth. We can no longer fight each other when such a greater threat awaits us.
Our technology gets so advanced we eliminate money, cure all diseases – and also replicate food in machines that make atoms out of thin air – so we are not hungry anymore, fighting over scraps.
We reach out to other planets in our star system, and join forces to create the United Federation of Planets. Then you have all these other races, with their own alien technology, who are all fighting over resources and control over the galaxy. In between star systems we have the neutral zones – where we can cross peacefully – but if we get too close the war ships will come into the sector.
This along with great plot twists and robots made me fall in love with the star trek series.
Check out this new sneak peek video released from E3!
So far nothing has really stood out (for me) to run out and buy any VR gear. After watching Lavar Burton talk about VR Star Trek – and how this is the game he always wanted to play. I got very excited!