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Omega Point Theory

Omega Point Theory


The concept of the Omega Point in science and religion discussions was introduced by Jesuit paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (18811955) as a reference to Christ as the final goal of the evolutionary process. The Omega Point Theory, inspired by the language of Teilhard, is quite distinct from Teilhard's original idea. This theory was put forward by physicist and mathematician Frank Tipler in a series of articles in the late 1980s and popularized in his 1994 book The Physics of Immortality. Tipler theorizes that all matter will converge to an infinite all-knowing point at the end of a closed universe and that this point to which the universe is moving is the Omega Point. This Omega Point is the "god" that necessarily exists but is not the personal God of traditional theism.


See also Closed Universe; Cosmology; Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre


Bibliography

tipler, frank j. the physics of immortality: modern cosmology, god, and the resurrection of the dead. new york: doubleday, 1994.


mark worthing

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