What Does Michio Kaku Believe and Can He Be Believed?
Post link: http://michiokaku.tk
According to Michio Kaku, about 30% of scientists (polled since WWII) are religious and believe in God. He also believes that the Bible is scientific (Coast to Coast AM interview), good. Some quotes from him:
What was God thinking when the universe was created? That’s where we are going with this thing [the super collider]. … The universe… is quite beautiful… it could have been random… it could have been horrible… that’s what Einstein believed. 11:51-11:52 P.M., 1/29/2010, Coast to Coast A.M.. his reply to the host Art Bell
“God throws dice, what can I say?”- Michio Kaku, 12:41 P.M., 1/29/2010, Coast to Coast A.M.
When scientists use the word God, they usually mean the God of Order. For example, one of the most important revelations in Einstein’s early childhood took place when he read his first books on science. He immediately realized that most of what he had been taught about religion could not possibly be true. Throughout his career, however, he clung to the belief that a mysterious, divine Order existed in the universe. His life’s calling, he would say, was to ferret out his thoughts, to determine whether he had any choice in creating the universe. Einstein repeatedly referred to this God in his writings, fondly calling him “the Old Man.” When stumped with an intractable mathematical problem, he would often say, “God is subtle, but not malicious. – Hyperspace : A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the 10th Dimension, Page: 331
They [science and religion] can be in harmony, but only if rational people on both sides engage in honest debate. Einstein believed in two types of Gods, for example. He did not believe in a personal God, or a God of intervention. He did not believe that God answered our prayers. But he did believe that there was a God of Spinoza. This is the God of Harmony. He said we are like children entering a huge library for the first time, not knowing how to read the thousands of books that are beyond our understanding. Many scientists, therefore, might say that they believe in a God of harmony. For example, scientists believe in a Big Bang that started the universe. But then we have to ask what happened before the Big Bang (more on that later). Then we have to ask where the laws of physics came from. Personally, I think that the laws of physics are the only ones possible, that all other laws are mathematically inconsistent. Thus, God probably had no choice in creating the universe, as Einstein believed. – Kaku’s response in a chatroom to the user FifthDream, who asked him, “Dr. Kaku, what is your opinion on science and religion? Are the two in opposition or can there be harmony?”, 2003
To Michio: you’re always speaking behind Einstein when it comes to whether or not you believe in the God of the Bible or not, or a God who cares about his creation or ever intervenes or whether or not he predestined what will be. Please don’t do this, just say what you believe. Are you afraid of being wrong or ridiculed or discriminated against by the majority of so called “mainstream scientists”? People will ridicule you too, and probably have, for not speaking plainly. Though Jesus often spoke in riddles (and often only implied things) he gave explanations for much of what he said. And if he didn’t, other parts of the Bible usually explain, but where is the information to let us know what you believe about God? Talk about yourself for once, not Einstein, who’s Relativity Theory was wrong.
Update: 2/6/2011 10:20 AM:
Seeing that many people are still looking at this post since I posted it, I decided to watch an uploaded video on Youtube, a segment of a BBC documentary that a rude commenter had pointed out to me last year, but which out of resentment I ignored for a while. But I watched it a few minutes ago and transcribed the parts most relevant to this post:
Michio: “I imagine that eternal life was a powerful incentive for people who worshiped here (Well’s Cathedral). … The problem today though, is tIhat many of us is more skeptical. To get everlasting life in heaven, you have to trust that heaven actually exists. Speaking as a scientist, I think that there is a problem with regards to the afterlife and religious immortality, and that is there’s no proof that it exists. Remarkable claims require remarkable proof. But maybe, you don’t need proof. Well, I do.” – Micho Kaku, BBC Video: There Here After. “
Later in the video, Michio tours the Grand Canyon with some old male geologist who claimed that “they” (who?) said that it took the stream (the one that usually goes through the Grand Canyon) “5 million years” to carve it out. Michio, after leaving him then said as a wide screen shot of the canyon was being shown, “Unimaginable eons of time are needed for water to carve out valleys.”
How in the world did he miss that the Bible says a worldwide disaster occurred which included it being completely flooded? Not only that, why didn’t he mention floods at all???????? Don’t floods also carve out things and make rapid changes? Doesn’t a constant downpour of rain erode certain hills and mountains and cliffs which have countless times caused devastating mudslides? What a big oversight. Then I found from a video to the side of that one, on Youtube, what after transcribing, was an interview from a beautiful woman named Dr. Kiki:
Dr. Kiki: “…those big questions, theoretical physicists seem to come up those, throughout their entire careers”
Michio: “That’s why I became a theoretical physicist. I wanted to bump up against those big questions.”
Dr. Kiki: “…constantly.”
Michio: “…and so, I mean that’s another question I was really interested in, is that.
Dr. Kiki: “I’ve heard that the majority of, theoretical physicists, are, incredibly spiritual, and, have, a great appreciation for, the concept of consciousness and the soul and the universe and where it came from because these are the questions which they’re constantly, asking. Um, for yourself, how do you, how do you, what’s your view on, life, and, you know, where is it, what are you doing when you teleport. life, if we ever get to that point.”
Michio: “Uh well if I knew the answer to, to life I would have inside track up there (he laughs while motioning with his hand with a thumbs up to Heaven). Uh but let me tell you how we, we, we physicists view things, right. For example, um, Einstein was asked the big question, ‘Is there a God is there a meaning to everything?’ right?”
Dr. Kiki: “Right.”
Michio: “And here’s how Einstein answered the question: He said there really are two kinds of God’s, we have to be very scientific, we have to dih- define what you mean by, ‘God’. If God is the God of intervention, the personal God, the God of prayer, the God that parts the waters, then he had a hard time believing in that, would God listen to all our prayers for, a bicycle for Christmas, and, smite the Philistines for me please (points in front of him as if pointing to them). He didn’t think so, however he believed in the God of order, harmony, beauty, simplicity and elegance; the God of Spinoza. That’s the God that he believed in, because he thought the universe was so gorgeous. It didn’t have to be that way, it could have been chaotic, it could have been ugly, messy. But here we have the fact that all the equations of physics, can be placed on a simple sheet of paper.”
Dr. Kiki: “Right.”
Michio: “Einsteins equation is only, one inch long (makes a inch length with his index finger and thumb of his right hand).”
Dr. Kiki: “Mmmm hmmm.”
Michio: “And the quantum theory is about a yard long(,) but you can squeeze it, on, to, uh, a sheet of paper (the intervew and Michio laugh).”
Dr. Kiki: “Right(,) with a small enough font.”
Michio: “Right. And with string theory you can even put those equations together. And string theory can be, squeezed into an equation one inch long (makes the inch length with his right hand again).”
Dr. Kiki: “Hmm. (with an upward tone).”
Michio: “And that equation by the way is my equation (laughs a little and widens his eyes), that’s string field(?) theory.
Dr. Kiki: “Nice.”
Michio: “That’s my contribution.”
Dr. Kiki: “Right.”
Michio: “But we wanna know, well where did that equation come from, you know? This is what Einstein asked, uh, ‘Did God have a choiccce. Was there any choice in building a universe.’ When he woke up in the morning he would say(,) he would say, ‘I’mwanna create a universe(,) I’m gonna be God today. What kind of universe would I create.'” Then Michio quickly said, “This is how he (Einstein) created much of his theories.”
Note: The interview was casual, Michio was confident, barely nervous-sounding if at all, didn’t have perhaps but a hint of boastfulness which at most was when he credited himself with the invention of string field theory, and it was fast-paced.
After typing this up I looked to see when this interview had been made, and at http://www.twis.org/2010/05/14/462 found this comment (which seems to confirm that Michio said “field” where I put the question mark):
Posted August 22, 2010 at 12:57 PM
Kaku, as usual, is being dishonest when he takes credit for contributing the equation for string field theory!
Light-cone string field theories were introduced by Stanley Mandelstam and developed by Mandelstam, Michael Green, John Schwarz and Lars Brink. An explicit description of the second-quantization of the light-cone string was given by Michio Kaku and Keiji Kikkawa. (From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/String_field_theory).
I didn’t find out when the Kiki interview was made, but the interview on Youtube which I transcribed, above, was uploaded in April, 2009.
Here’s a video on Youtube in which Michio Kaku says that those who are opposed to the NWO are terrorists.