As of 2008, yes, but what are the odds?
Frm my layman's perspective, it sure seems that until we have a far more advanced understanding of the singularity from which we surmise the Big Bang originated, the existence of an ultimate "creator" cannot be ruled out with certainty. Conversely, I have seen zero evidence to persuade me that such a creator must exist, or even should exist. This quandary is still the ultimate question in my mind. I believe that given enough time -- and money -- humankind will make inexorable progress in physics that will someday make today's theories of dark matter and infinite multiverses seem as quaint as the idea of phlogiston. I rue that the same cannot be said of religion.
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Is it "perverseness," the "death drive," or something else?
Eight-dimensional octonions may hold the clues to solve fundamental mysteries.
- Physicists discover complex numbers called octonions that work in 8 dimensions.
- The numbers have been found linked to fundamental forces of reality.
- Understanding octonions can lead to a new model of physics.
It's up to us humans to re-humanize our world. An economy that prioritizes growth and profits over humanity has led to digital platforms that "strip the topsoil" of human behavior, whole industries, and the planet, giving less and less back. And only we can save us.
- It's an all-hands-on-deck moment in the arc of civilization.
- Everyone has a choice: Do you want to try to earn enough money to insulate yourself from the world you're creating— or do you want to make the world a place you don't have to insulate yourself from?
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