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New Theory of Science: The Universe Had No Beginning

Link: No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

I like science, I like the process of discovery both in temporal and spiritual spheres (as we tend to distinguish them).

Understanding will always be limited by knowledge, we can’t understand what we don’t know; those things that lie outside of our perception. But as the scope extends, we can perceive and understand more, “That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day.” (D&C 50:24)

Some things take a looooong time to figure out, and when we do find new answers, they are accompanied by new questions – it never ends. I like the idea that we can explore indefinitely, everyone wants final answers and to put it everything in it’s own little box. More and more, though, I think the thrill of discovery and exploration is often more satisfying than ‘arriving.’

Are we so concerned with understanding everything that we don’t take time to appreciate anything?

We have people sitting on this planet that are ‘bored’ and they don’t realize that they live in this amazing existence filled with vast incomprehensible energy. The same patterns observed in the macro scale can be observed in flowing water, plants, animals, and the human body – these archetypal patterns flow through everything.

If you’re bored, you’re just not paying attention. The ability to observe, to be aware, and to appreciate is truly mind-blowing.

  • Richard J. Nobbe III

    “I think the thrill of discovery and exploration is often more satisfying than ‘arriving.’” – I couldn’t agree more.

    “Are we so concerned with understanding everything that we don’t take time to appreciate anything?” – Great question. Perhaps this is a key to receiving revelation. Maybe the more appreciative we are, the more God is willing to reveal.

    As far as truth and knowledge go – I’m not so sure that there is an end. Yes, there may be a “perfect day” as the scripture says, but I interpret this to be attaining to the state of a God. BUT as we know, God continues to receive glory upon glory as we bring Him honor by our righteousness. I believe the process of attaining glory must be an eternal one.

    I think this is said best in the hymn “If You Could Hie To Kolob” by W.W. Phelps:

    There is no end to virtue;
    There is no end to might;
    There is no end to wisdom;
    There is no end to light.
    There is no end to union;
    There is no end to youth;
    There is no end to priesthood;

    There is no end to truth.
    There is no end to glory;
    There is no end to love;
    There is no end to being;
    There is no death above.
    There is no end to glory;
    There is no end to love;
    There is no end to being;
    There is no death above.