Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks there’s a pretty good chance the universe isn’t even real

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No, I didn’t make that up.

I am not nearly as smart as Dr. Tyson but I think what he believes can be summarized like this:

– There is a chance the universe is populated by beings vastly more intelligent than us humans.

– If that is true, then it is possible that they are so much more intelligent than we are they could have the ability to create us and the “reality” we believe we live in.

– If that is indeed possible, then, why wouldn’t they?

– Seriously ya’ll, why can’t we be living in a computer simulation or giant hologram or something?

Fine. OK. I get that there may be some fun in kicking around these deep thoughts if you’re a college freshman and you’re high. Or you’ve engaged in hundreds of, “Dude, what if The Matrix is totally real man?” conversations with your buddies while you were high.

But for serious scientists to legitimize this nonsense is absurd, especially when there is absolutely nothing but Philosophy 101 thinking to back it up. Isn’t science, after all, supposed to be a little more, well, “sciency” than this?

What this about, I think, is that we all know (Romans 1:20) that there is something out there, even though we might not be able to fully wrap our heads around the idea” that probably created the universe and everything in it.

Christians call this “something” a loving, omniscient, all-powerful, righteous, holy, faithful, just, and merciful God who created humans in His image, to love, and to have a relationship with.

Dr. Tyson, and those who think like he does, reject what they know in their hearts and instead believe the “something” might possibly (if it exists at all) be some sort of unknown superior being who thinks humans are “drooling, blithering idiots.”

I wouldn’t go so far as to call us drooling, blithering idiots. But I do think fool is appropriate.

“The fool [even if his foolishness is based on “smart science”] says in his heart, “There is no God.”
– Psalm 14:1

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11 replies

  1. It’s the Matrix, I tell ya! We are all trapped in the Matrix, being raised as food for our alien lizard overlords. Or perhaps, Merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream? 🙂

    It never ceases to make me laugh, we can reasonably argue away the entire universe, even disprove our very own existence, long before we can ever manage to reason away God. And of course, once we’ve managed to prove we don’t really exist at all, there’s no one left to argue for God’s non existence in the first place.

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  2. I know God frustrates the wise of this world but this is still odd to me. Dr. Tyson is supposed to be one of the smartest people alive yet he always says the most ridiculous things.

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  3. We are figments of somebody else’s imagination therefore there is no God

    Got it. Thanks for clearing all of that up James

    🙂

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  4. …………and clearly this ‘other’ life form………..no doubt atheists………..

    Too funny. Tyson may want to try another line of work as he is a lousy comedian. ‘

    Leaving out the Creator? Uh, not too smart. Tyson is good at playing to audiences of fools though. Even jackals are smart enough to eat when hungry.

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  5. God spoke it. It exists. I exist. I’m comfortable with this. I am but the figment of God’s creative work. Dudes! That makes me feel good.

    Tyson is wrong, but he’s onto something. Oh, and don’t assume you’re not nearly as smart as Tyson. Rewatch the last few minutes of the Wizard of Oz, focus on the advice to the Scarecrow, and you’ll know what I mean.

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  6. I’m so confused – why does a guy who says he doesn’t believe in God make up a story where someone more intelligent than us, from outside our visible universe, creates the reality we live in. What if, just for kicks, that vastly more intelligent being decided to come and put on a man suit for a while and walk around as one of us – right in our very midst.

    I can see how the idea of God would be totally unreasonable to a guy like this.

    Men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

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    • Men love darkness Ben, I think that’s all we need to know.

      The though that some unknown being might have created us on a computer is plausible but God is ridiculous is beyond absurd.

      Bottom line, they deny God because acknowledging Him would require them to obey Him.

      Thanks for commenting.

      James

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  7. Professing to be wise…(Romans 1)

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  8. Whoa, like I’m feeling like part of this whole matrixy thingy. By being part of another person’s dream or imagination I don’t have to be responsible for my actions. Like one of my old computers used to say, “it’s not my fault.”

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