Gerd Weckwerth: "Construction Plan of a Universe Gifted to Evolve - Transdisciplinary Analyses of Dynamical Creation Models"
The theme touches a taboo of two extremely controversy but popular ideologies. For one, creation of our universe is a secret directly generated by God and needs no construction plan. For the other, creation is only an anthropogenically-interpreted illusion, and neither a creator nor any plan of our universe exists. Both ideologies doubt very similarly uniting models like “creation by evolution.” Pioneering transdisciplinary work on such models, like the books of Teilhard de Chardin, were seen as “heretical” to both, showing low acceptance and trust in any kind of transdisciplinarity. In spite of their wide popularity, transdisciplinary works have almost no impact on single scientific disciplines, with problems already in finding a mutually understandable language.
In a new transdisciplinary approach to connect creational and evolutionary views we propose a collaboration of astrophysics, game theoretical modeling and fundamental theology. The main aim is to prove how far a developing universe like ours could be the result of any plan and therefore, what a hypothetical construction manual of such an evolution would look like. Can it be reconstructed from the presently developed universe? Can it have any significance for renewing creational thinking?
Reconstruction of the natural laws and finding a way to produce the required initial conditions for a game called evolution are surely unusual questions in natural science, but nevertheless they can be worked out strictly scientifically. On the other hand the results of these questions may fit to the game theoretical approach, how a game designer is able to predetermine conditions coming up in the game under the guide of suitable rules.
In cooperation with fundamental theology it has to be analyzed, whether a cosmic design with evolutionary potentials can be interpreted as a plan of a creator. Can it be sufficient that the fulfilling of aims mostly have only high probabilities? What kind of aims can be fulfilled by such a random process and what kind of consequences, therefore, have to be accepted? Important is to make conscious, that the theology of any religion is right not to accept, that physical knowledge is telling the whole story of creation without the crucial dimension of spirit. But this dimension has not been proved to work against matter and natural laws, but is included within. Maybe the evolution of matter is needed to extract the spirit from it, and only such kinds of transdisciplinary approaches have a chance to realize it.
3 June 2007
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