Posts Tagged: world creation


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Aug 13

A Cosmic Lathe?

I tend to line up with “the universe doesn’t need a creator” folks. I can go with much of scientific reductionism, but I also think the universe itself has created God… But IF there is a creator, of sorts, here’s my current model for “creation”: the creator is the workman at a lathe. God as the lathe operator with the tool always at work on the spinning wood. The craftsman shapes the wood, but in shaping it countless pieces fall away, onto the “floor”. So not every outcome for everything is planned, as such; bits cut from the lathe fall randomly. Inevitability is not planning…

Probably, if the lathe model is (metaphorically) the case, this is the best the Great Organizing Director, the craftsman, can do, with existence. Best of all possible designs…

At some point the piece if finished, the universe runs down, the craftsman puts the finished lathed woodshape into its unimaginable wheel, as another spoke perhaps, and then it gets out another chunk of raw “wood”…another raw universe…and begins time once more, for another universe, spinning the wood on the lathe, cutting, spraying random bits away from the central design…