Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Reversing Entropy?

Is Resurrection possible? I do not accept evidence for an historical Resurrection (see here) but is it possible? I think that a scientific formulation of this question would be: Can entropy be reversed? (See here.) Asimov wrote a story about this question.

The scientific answer seems to be that entropy cannot be reversed in the history of this universe but there are further questions. How did this universe begin? Can others begin? At the end of Anderson's The Avatar, representatives of a superior civilization, able to traverse space-time, are at the site of a new monobloc and able to influence the course of future universes. Anderson's War Of The Gods presents a bizarre image of resurrection: a cock is killed and thrown over a wall, then heard to crow, but this is a fantasy, not sf.

CS Lewis presents a vivid image of resurrected life, in which he believed, in several works: the energy of youth, the wisdom of age and a firm grasp on life, which is no longer slipping away. I would welcome this if it were possible.

3 comments:

  1. Kaor, Paul!

    If you accept certain premises, such as the reality and existence of God, then I think it logically follows that resurrection from the dead is possible. God, being by definition, all powerful, COULD raise people from the dead.

    Sean

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    1. Sean,
      I agree that resurrection is logically possible.
      Paul.

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    2. Kaor, Paul!

      And sometimes merely human medical resuscitation efforts can "bring" back to life persons who had been technically dead for as long as several minutes.

      Sean

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