The second challenge is the suggestion that quantum physics can account for the universe without appealing to some external cause. The whole universe is just a vacuum fluctuation – ‘the ultimate free lunch,’ as Alan Guth puts it.
At first sight, this appears to be a serious challenge, but it is not: the quantum vacuum is not ‘nothing.’ It is already something. It is a set of physical laws, and a seething mess of virtual particles. This itself needs some kind of causal explanation.
via Who made God?.
I found that statement particularly interesting, given a few things. First, and ultimately, second, I am working on a paper for Theology class arguing for creatio ex deo, and the praxis which goes along with it (Theology without Praxis is dead). So, that above linked to page is one which I need to book mark.
- Video wows with quantum levitation (futureoftech.msnbc.msn.com)
- The Quantum Universe and the Uncertainty Principle (witnessthis.wordpress.com)
- In the quantum world what is it called when there is a quantum change (wiki.answers.com)
- A Mind-Boggling Demonstration of Quantum Levitation (suburbanmen.com)