Posted by Dave


So, you think you have independence? Ultimately, nothing in our Universe can claim this attribute.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

No Flash Support? Use this Audio Player!

Download the MP3


Audio Transcript

Dave: Everything in the universe is dependent upon something else.

Jeff: That’s right. You need water. Stars need fusion. Rocks need the nuclear forces to hold their molecules together. Cars need gas. Gas needs atoms. Atoms need a nucleus. Nucleuses need…

Dave: We get it. Everything depends on something RIGHT NOW to keep existing.

Jeff: If everything in the universe is dependent, the WHOLE universe must be dependent on something outside itself… ya know, God.

Dave: When I paint all the walls in a room orange, I get an orange room. If I dump water on every object in a home, the home itself is soaking wet.

Jeff: Right! And if every object in the Universe is dependent, the universe must be dependent too.

Dave: But, could there be some kind of machine at work? Put some dependent things together and they become independent?

Jeff: What happens if you put a baby, alone, in a forest. Very needy. If you put 1,000 babies in a forest together – are they any less needy? STILL DEPENDENT!

Dave: Our universe is dependent on something outside itself, to keep existing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *