(CORRECT & NOTE TO READERS: The original story “World-Famous Scientist: God Created Universe,” published on June 8, 2016, was based on an inaccurate source that misquoted Michio Kaku saying that he had found evidence of God’s creation of the universe. The inaccurate quotations were removed and the following story clarifies Kaku’s remarks, based on a subsequent interview he gave in October 2017.)
Michio Kaku has made a name for himself as a world-leading theoretical physicist unafraid to speak his mind.
Kaku, the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics at the City College of New York, has published more than 70 articles in physics journals on topics such as supersymmetry, superstring theory, supergravity, and hadronic physics.
Physics is the study of the structure and the laws that govern the physical universe, its underlying order. After studying the subject for years, Kaku said he was struck by how elegant, simple and seemingly planned that order seemed. In an interview with Innovation & Tech Today, Kaku said:
The universe is very simple, and it didn’t have to be that way. The universe could have been random. It could have been ugly. It could have been a random collection of electrons and photons. No life, no vitality, nothing interesting at all. Just a random collection of a mist of electrons and photons. That could have been the universe, but it isn’t. Our universe is rich; it is beautiful, elegant.
While Kaku said the existence of a personal God of the Abrahamic religions cannot be proved or disproved by science, the apparent order in the universe showed evidence at least of some kind of ordering principle at work – a “god of beauty, harmony, simplicity.”
In a 2013 video produced by Big Think, Kaku described this “god” as “cosmic music.”
“The final solution resolution could be that god is a mathematician,” says Kaku. “The mind of god, we believe, is cosmic music. The music of strings resonating through 11-dimensional hyperspace.”
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