A common debate in the atheist / theist sphere concerns our origin. Atheists tend to favour the pop science explanation that the Big Bang singularity is responsible for all that we observe today. Theists frequently believe that a conscious God created the Universe.
If we are honest, neither of these explanations is scientifically valid.
What Happened Then?
First, we have to remember that no truth is independent of the coordinate system which derives it. Though the Universe exists independently of ourselves (and is NOT conscious, unless the term consciousness is defined in an extremely specific manner), our interpretation of that reality depends on the measurement system representing it. In this case the measurement system is our own consciousness. Thus we remind the reader that our own fundamental ideology has one ad hoc presumption (or axiom):
- There is no effect absent a cause.
Since the Big Bang (and indeed all singularities) are causeless effects, they are excluded from our system. Let’s explore what we can conclusively establish about the physical Universe, which will contextualise the other erroneous hypotheses.
The Universe Cannot Have a Creator
If we define the Universe to be the totality of what has and will ever exist, it cannot have a creator. Let us prove this statement by way of contradiction.
Suppose the Universe has a Creator.
Thus the Creator is separate from the Universe.
Thus the Universe is not the totality of causality, because it does not include its creator.
Thus we have contradicted the definition of the Universe.
Thus the Universe has always existed.
We Are Created
Since we can date the origin of our planet (~4.3 B years ago), there must be some cause which precipitated this effect. The cause of our Solar System is the centre of the Milky Way galaxy. In this region, mass is so dense that it runs out of room (remember, there is a limit to how many fermions can fit into a particular volume by quantum state exclusion).
Since the shape of the Milky Way galaxy is not independent of itself (two armed spiral), we can safely say that all of its constituents share a common origin. Therefore, our Solar System came into existence when its constituent fermions were excluded elsewhere (namely the centre of the Milky Way).
The “Perfect Design” Hypothesis
Several people argue that we must have an intelligent creator because of how fine-tuned physical organisms are. The reasoning here is that there is no way our body systems could have arisen by accident and therefore God created life.
This hypothesis is simply not validated by experience. What is validated by experience is that the Earth-Moon-Sun macrostate increases Entropy (because all systems increase Entropy). Since incoming solar photons are bound to the Earth by the rotation of the Moon (which prevents the water that absorbs them from evaporating away), Earthly structures will perpetually recombine into states which increase Entropy more effectively. This fact has precipitated every step in our evolutionary history and does not require an intelligent creator.
The argument in favour of an intelligent creator citing the ratio between the strength of the SNF & WNF is also invalid because our system (which has already been demonstrated to be superior to all existing field models) does not include these forces. All other constants (such as the Gravity force constant) can be rationalised by invoking the Anthropic Principle: if these constants had any other value, we wouldn’t be here to observe them.
Does this mean God does not exist?
My definition of God is the Universe. Therefore (my) God exists.
Remember: the existence of God is not independent of the definition of God. The reader would be well-advised to consider the fact that all societies throughout history have been deeply religious. Even the atheistic abrahamic religions have not managed to quash our innate desire for religious knowledge. The fact remains that religion is validated whether or not God exists.
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