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Carl Frederick

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What talk (as an aside) mentioned a scientist creating a vacuum/void, only to have a monk/religious person object on theological reason?

I recall a talk that mentioned the split between science and religion due to a misunderstanding of how a void/vacuum relates to religion.

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  • Jan 13 2012: You have found this elusive talk. I was searching YouTube, Ted, Google, etc. for terms like Ted, vacuum, science, monk, and just count not find it, yet wished to post a blog entry about science & religion related to this talk. You found it right away. Thanks so much Corvida.
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    Jan 13 2012: Hey Carl,

    I think you're referring to this TED talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/kary_mullis_on_what_scientists_do.html

    Let me know if this helps.
    • Jan 13 2012: That's It, Corvida! You found it! Thank You. I plan to use this Ted Talk as a reference in a blog post about science & religion.
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    Jan 12 2012: i have no idea what this question is, but i would assume a religous person hearing what a void is obect becuase there is no place without god and a vaccum would seem like that space, even though we have proven in vaccum can have random particles appear
    • Jan 12 2012: Tim, you are right on the nature of the obejction that I recall due to a misunderstanding of what it means for God to be everywhere. The presenter then related to how the scientist setup a group to start doing repeatable, real-world experiments, which were then discussed. Even though I have listened to talk from many venues, I am fairly (90%) certain it was one of the Ted Talks.