Tuesday, December 20, 2005
A grid of stars?
What Kalinda discovered with her new, powerful telescope was a perfectly arranged array of stars in the shape of a cubical grid. About ten stars formed each edge of the cube.
To confirm her initial observations, she decided to use the Hubble Space Telescope’s camera to more clearly resolve the star grid, which was located some seven billion light years from Earth. Because peering at distant stars is like looking back in time, the images revealed a star grid that existed when the universe was 60 percent of its current age.
If our scientists today discovered such a grid of stars, how do you think it would affect society and current scientific thinking? Would the artifact have religions repercussions? How would you react? Image what a similar arrangement might have had on the writers of the Bible if the arrangement were visible to the naked eye.
I don't get the impression Christians would think much of it (unless it was in the shape of a cross).
How would a creator deliberately reveal that fact to his/her creations? By messages encoded in the digits of pi?
Some other physical constants? A most universal way to leave a message is hinted at here:
so forget it
cannot grasp the
of any divinity issues
When will you learn?
Note I'm avoiding the other alternative entirely: That such a structure is proof-positive of a "God". Occam's razor, that's all. For me, although the existence of God is self-evident, knowledge of such a wonderful structure is far, far more likely to suggest the existence of a more advanced, but non-supernatural, species, not a God.
Aside from that, lets say it could. The grid to people would probably constitute little more than a curiosity.
In fact I'd be surprised, with eyes like that, if there weren't reports of battling chariots.