Re: For robrecht: Aristotle, Aquinas, Newton and Einstein
This seems to me like this is lot like looking at a proof for the existence of an forest and then stopping to consider that a tree has features in common with the forest, all while missing the forest. If you have Aquinas on hand, then go to page 120 and read what it says on divine attributes. As I've pointed out elsewhere, a being of Pure Act has the power to actualize all potential and gravity is rather limited in this regard. In fact, Aquinas says "the more actual a thing is the more it abounds in active power," so this being must have infinite power, which is in line with the God of classical theism. While gravity can be considered to never run out of power (as long as there is matter), it can't be said that it can do anything power is able to do aka actualize any potential. Furthermore, Aquinas shows in the Fifth way establishes that this being has intellect, and later that it has the highest intellect, a will, is personal, and must be the highest good. This is all far beyond the modern understanding of gravity and is missing the forest for the trees.
Originally posted by robertb
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