Reading into Albert Einstein’s God Letter

 
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01 January 2019 10:51
 

https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/reading-into-albert-einsteins-god-letter?

quote:  “It was a misleading choice of words. “Cosmic religion” has nothing to do with morality or free will or sin and redemption. It’s just a recognition of the way things ultimately are, which is what Einstein meant by “God.” The reason that God does not play dice in Einstein’s universe is that physical laws are inexorable. And it is precisely by getting that they are inexorable that we experience this religious feeling. There are no supernatural entities out there for Einstein, and there is no uncaused cause. The only mystery is why there is something when there could be nothing.”

(Louis Menand, a sta? writer for the New Yorker since 2001, was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2016.)