Waking Up on a Distant World

"Star Trek" characters Tasha Yar, William Riker, Deanna Troi, and Data in mid-transportatation

From Physics of the Impossible by Michio Kaku (p. 59):

If you used a computer to graph the Schrödinger wave of your own body, you would find that it very much resembles all the features of your body, except that the graph would be a bit fuzzy, with some of your waves oozing out in all directions. Some of your waves would extend even as far as the distant stars. So there is a very tiny probability that one day you might wake up on a distant planet.

Compare with this, from the Bible:

And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. 40But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea. Acts 8:39, 40, English Standard Version

According to Michio Kaku, both Albert Einstein & Erwin Schrödinger disliked the idea of introducing chance or uncertainty into fundamental physics. Regarding quantum theory, Einstein said, “The theory offers a lot, but it hardly brings us any closer to the Old Man’s secret. For my part, at least, I am convinced that He doesn’t throw dice” (as quoted in Physics of the Impossible, p. 58).

But what if the “Old Man” isn’t just throwing dice? What if He’s actually stacking the deck and in so doing causes phenomena to appear as mere chance to our observations but are actually the outworking of His will?

Molecule for molecule, electron for electron, Philip was transported away from the eunuch and to Azotus. From our point of view in this universe, such an event violates the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle; yet would we expect the Creator of said electrons to be uncertain in any way about them?

I’m beginning to think that biblical miracles are not events which violate the laws of nature as I’ve so often heard; perhaps they are simply events which defy probability, occurring when He requires them.

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