What he repeatedly says is that the question- from science- is undecidable. He also makes a prophecy that 100 years from now- I assume he means if the world or civilization does not end from some unexpected event - that other folks will be there having the same discussion and debate. The reason is that the answer is– from a scientific standpoint–undecidable. Just as he says.GregD wrote:Have a look at Kaku's portions of this debate:sarge wrote:Apparently, Michio Kaku's determination that the Univerase was created by an intelligence relied on data as well.
He provides a good, short explanation of science. "God did it" is not verifiable, so it doesn't work as a scientific hypothesis.
Time will tell if he is as accurate of a prophet as the biblical prophets are. Although, again if the Lord doesn't return first, or if civilization does not end or some other reason, I think the odds of his prophecy being correct are quite high. Because I agree with him that from science it is undecidable. So that is not really a very hard prediction to make. Not quite the same as telling your new nation, which is just coming into existence for the first time, that in the future–because of their sins-they will be kicked out of the land they are now coming to occupy. And then they will be scattered to the farthest nations on earth, where they will be hated and in fear for their lives. Until they have paid for their sins , then in the last days they will be gathered up, brought back, and given the lands of their fathers again, where they will be more prosperous than their fathers ever were. Etc, etc. The odds of that happening were quite low. So low that it has never happened with another people except the one the Bible said it would happen to.
So while I don't think his prophecy is it all in the category of the latter, it is still a prophecy and with certain assumptions beforehand, one that is very likely to be fulfilled. Because, again, the question is undecidable from science. Or at least that is what Kaku says.