A modern theodicy based on noise
Leibniz developed a theodicy based on his two logics of
necessity and contingency, where contingency or
lack of order is responsible for the sometimes chaotic
nature of life down here. Even so, Leibniz said,
since God is good, he made the best world possible
from all of the choices he had.
Reflecting on this, it appears to me that
evil and suffering are just noise in an imperfect universe.
Dr. Roger B Clough NIST (ret.) [1/1/2000]
See my Leibniz site at
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