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Dalibor Pražák

Dalibor Pražák

With Dalibor, a mathematician, we had held a long discourse about chance, God and knowledge. A couple of days later I received an e-mail:

"You opened up the subject of belief, religion: now I think I can provide a partial answer. I cannot imagine (I don't believe in) a God who conducts miracles in the sense that he breaks the law of nature, that he corrupts the course of things in an unnatural way. In this aspect I feel the world to be 'cut from one piece'. --- However, I can apprehend the symbolics of events, [as mentioned above]. I can imagine God's intervention in the world by doing things that are improbable. And if you allow me to venture in these speculations: it is so not because God would not be 'able' to conduct miracles but because it would be against his own aesthetic taste. Thus God needs not send an angel to save a passenger falling; it suffices to divert an absent-minded mathematician from his trajectory; very little is needed to keep the system running, if all is well coordinated..."

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