Ask A Genius 279 – A-Atheist (1)

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Ask A Genius 279 – A-Atheist (1)

September 3, 2017

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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Well, we were just talking in another session about worldviews and limitations and knowledge; you’re not an atheist, why?

Rick Rosner: I’m not an atheist?

Jacobsen: Yeah, why?

Rosner: Alright, so, I’m not a full-on atheist. I would say that the full-on atheist believes the universe arises from random actions based on the principles of physics and proceeds via chance according to the laws of quantum physics and other applicable areas of physics like cosmology, general relativity, and just things that there’s no one in charge and there’s no creator, that it’s just the principles and laws of physics. That’s kind of been the default scientific point of view of the second half of the 20th century.

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Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner

Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


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