|To my dear friends who are sure
that science hates religion and
that religion hates science:
No, religion and science are hardly at war. Perhaps arrogant thinkers among both parties are at war, but the disciplines themselves hold each other in the highest regard and are ever grateful for the balance. If only the expositors would open their eyes and see a larger picture.
A possible larger picture. The entire universe is simply and logically encapsulated within just 202 base-2 exponential notations from the Planck base units to the Age of the Universe, the Now, this day, this moment of time, space, mass and charge.
For about three billion years, all of history recorded by humans has been within 202nd notation. The first second of creation, in this chart, is between notations 143 and 144. There is enough potential diversity within the first 67 notations to give us the diversity of mathematics we have within Special Relativity, General Relativity, and Quantum Mechanics.
The Planck units did not receive much attention for about 100 years; it took Frank Wilczek of MIT, writing in Physics Today, to shake that tree alive with his three articles about Scaling Mt. Planck (2001). If we follow the work of Turok, Rovelli, and Muller, big bang cosmology has seen its best days. Now it is time to search of new beginnings that in some manner echo Genesis 1 and the epochs as defined by big bang cosmology. The two are not mutually exclusive.
Of course, especially on this day, let us hope that your openness valves are all open! Thank you.