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 IAmAnAtheist » May 2007

May 2007

You da man. You show great courage and insight. Here’s a question I have: In an imperfect world, in which we so obviously live, how is it that electrons, et al, can revolve in perfect orbit, around its nucleus, in parallel to our own solar system … with no outside help from man? I believe the energy that does that … is God. Whaddya think? That’s my best guess. Which, of course, is light years beyond anything some dick-head preacher might say (Not that all preachers are dick-heads. But oh so many are, n’est pas?

Interesting question – and one I hadn’t heard before. Fortunately (for me, at least), it has an easy answer: Electrons don’t orbit around an atom’s nucleus like a little universe. That atomic model was replaced by a much more esoteric (but accurate) quantum physics model in which electron orbits have been replaced by an electron cloud that represents the probability of an electron being in a given place at a given time.

But let’s pretend that your original statement was correct and electrons orbited around atoms in the same way that planets orbited around a sun. I’d say that the “god” that kept these orbits perfect (insofar as they are perfect) wouldn’t be any supernatural deity, but rather the mathematics of a stable system. Different physical forces bind atoms and planets, but both of them are bound by the laws of mathematics.

Posted on May 29, 2007 at 8:28 pm by ideclare · Permalink
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