on 2 December 2012
From earlier review:
"Scientists describe natural processes as random but Schwartz points out that random events must be exactly repetitive (like the toss of the same coin) and must be mutually independent (they cannot be sequential or influence one another). Life-building processes do not satisfy either of these conditions."
The main issue here is interpretation. If you assign things as "God's work" you are basically saying they cannot be understood. This is not an easy position to take logically, considering the pace of scientific achievement and the constant flow of the unknown and mysterious into the explanatory form of known theories.
If you want to understand these concepts in clear scientific terms you would do well to read David Deutsch's The Fabric of Reality which explains our observation of ordered events as "random" using the exact same example. The same for the interconnectedness of things...
on 22 July 2006
First may I congratulate Mr Shwartz for writing a book that dares to question the building blocks on which contemporary science is based.
Why some people feel they have to home in on some of his key experiments, dismantle them and then attack Mr Shwartz, I do not know.
The point is this, thru experimenting Mr Shwartz has been forced to comprehend ideas that cause controversy. Surely he should write about this transformation and how it came about, we may all learn something about ourselves as a result.
Whenever the author is attacked, critics fail to properly address his research in to the paranormal and how he has achieved the outstanding results that he has in the lab.
What are the odds of a man correctly dreaming about future events for a number of days under strict test conditions?
Gary also asks - how can intricate living systems just appear?
I really do think that the critics have spent so much time attacking the experimental techniques that they've actually missed the point of the book.
And that is this, it's not scientific to dismiss concepts because they don't' fit in to an established category
When evidence suggests that theories should be re-examined; surely the theories should be re-examined. There are those that seem to be saying that the evidence should be disregarded.
I interpret the GOD Experiments as being pure art, and beautiful art at that.
Could this be a new chapter, the era of scientific art, please note I use the word art, not fantasy.
Here we have a respected man who is clearly intelligent, opening his mind to what many in his profession forbid. This transformation has come about after years of research, exploring all angles and considering time after time that he may be wrong.
Let's listen to his theory, enjoy the journey and then continue to explore...
on 7 May 2008
I will just write one verse from Koran:
We will show them Our signs in the horizons, and within themselves, until it becomes clear to them that this is the truth. Is it not enough that your Lord is witness over all things? (41: 53)
Doesn't the title of the book and this verse strike the readers?