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Gia Machabeli invites by Archpriest Andrea Jagmaidze. The human between the science and religion
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 ადამიანი მეცნიერებასა და რელიგიას შორის (დეკანოზი ანდრია ჯაღმაიძე)  სტუმარი: გია მაჩაბელი
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 Pataridze, Tamara
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The discussion with Dr in Physics and mathematics Gia Machabeli starts with a question: are religion and science contradictory?
Gia Machabeli argues that since the Renaissance humans become convinced in themselves and their knowledge. Nevertheless, we know about religious convictions of the great scientists. For example, in the 17^{th}century, we know about Leibniz who had accused Newton to be atheist. Being religiously engaged, Newton was extremely offended by this accusation. For him God was everywhere in the universe.
According to the physicist Kurt Friedrich Gödel, it is impossible to formulate the theory of the universe in a finite number of statements. This says that any finite system of axioms is not sufficient to prove every result in mathematics. Accordingly, G. Machabeli thinks that this leads to the need for the recognition of something which should exist and be superior to our mind and logic. At the end of his life Gödel believed to found the mathematical prove of the existence of God. Gödel was a convinced theist, in the Christian tradition.
Roger Penrose an English mathematical physicist, mathematician and philosopher of science accepted to be the teacher of Stephen Hawking when he was already sick. Penrose had developed the theory of cyclical flow of creativity and the cyclic universes. According to him there must be a succession of disappearing and appearing universes. The similar idea, even if it is considered to be an heresy, was otherwise known in the church, expressed by Origen, so it could be the influence of the religious thinking on Penrose’s theory.
