Mathematical Proof that God Exists
(No math higher than pre-algebra required.)
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by Jason Hommel, June 24th, 2010
I first began to take the Bible seriously after a personal 6 month study of the topic of creation vs. evolution. I did this in the year 1998, about 2 years after I graduated from college. I started the study because I was feeling guilty about the way I was living my life, because of what I knew from the Bible. I felt I could cast off the guilt if the Bible were not true, and if man evolved. I actually wanted God to not be there. But after looking to see if he was there or not, I found Him.
After independent study, after going to a college that emphasized critical thinking skills, and with an adult brain, and actually looking into the matter, I could not deny the mathematical truth that God created the universe and man, and that man did not evolve as they taught in college. Basically, it boils down to two choices, not an infinite array; either the Creator made us, or not. The "not" category is the only one with an infinite array of wild choices, such as "we were made by evolution," or even an infinite stack of turtles, or some other fantasy. The other choice is "the creator", also known as "intelligent design", or God exists.
I got A's in Astronomy I and Astronomy II, in fact, I got the highest grade in my class on the final in Astronomy II, blowing the curve -- yes I'm that guy, sorry. And I got the grade because I didn't realize the final was open book, and I forgot to bring my book, so I studied "too hard". Oops! Typical book geek smart. I mention this to quiet down the fools out there, who think I'm just a fool, or that I have not studied the issues or who falsely assume I'm merely a "believer" because I had the accident to be born in the USA, most of whom also believe in God. Note, the Astronomy I learned teaches evolution, the big bang theory and that God does not exist. This was not a Bible collage I went to, it was the University of Colorado at Boulder. But I later learned the discernment to think for myself, to determine if what the facts of what they had taught me was true, or not, and I was given the skills in philosophy classes to think logically about things. The final exam just was a test to see if I had memorized enough of the basic doctrine of what they taught. And yes, I got it. The highest grade. So I got all they taught, and then, I learned more, so now I know more than my former teachers in college do, about the implications of the basic information that they teach. I hope that does not sound too arrogant, but yes, that's how it works, that's how all knowledge of all mankind advances, and I hope to God that I'm advancing it.
Probabilities are rather easy to calculate, it's simple math. If you need to roll nothing but 6 sixes on one roll of the dice, it's 1/6th chance times 1/6th chance times, etc., 6 times, or 1/6th to the 6th power. That's .0000214 of a chance, or, taking the inverse, you will roll it, on average, once in 46,656 attempts. It's undeniable math.
To get a cell of life to spontaneously form from a sea of amino acids, was, at one time, say, about 150 years ago, a matter of faith. Darwin put his faith into the idea that single cells were extraordinarily simple, and he said that if they were not, then his entire theory was wrong. Fools have believed this wrong idea, on faith, ever since.
Modern microscopes show that Darwin was wrong. Even modern evolutionists believe Darwin was wrong, since, in the mid 1990's, they taught "punctuated equilibrium", which is something like "fast evolutionary steps" rather than Darwin's gradual processes, but that's besides the point.
Do You Know How Complex a Single Cell Is?
For a cell to spontaneously fit together from random pairings of all the amino acids in a "soup" would require them to be in a certain order, and would require some, but not all, amino acids joining together.
Now, here's the kicker. All the possible combinations are larger than the time necessary to even contemplate them all on the fastest supercomputers. But the necessary exclusions are even larger, and give us a way to calculate the many possible combinations required for life.
Even the fastest supercomputers cannot compute all the possible chess moves in a single simple game of chess!
Given the number of amino acids required, and excluded, for even the most simple living cell, various math scholars have estimated the "chances" of life forming, at up to 1 in 10 to the 40,000th power. I remember finding the book that says that, in the library at the University of Colorado, in the days before there was an internet widely available.
Today, some say the chances are much, much higher.
According to a Hoyle, it's 1 in 10 to the 57,000th power, and that's only for a theoretical cell much simpler than any that exist.
According to another author, the chance that a single cell could evolve by chance is 1 in 10 to the 340 millionth power.
Mathematical Probability Shows Evolution is Ridiculous
But what I have not seen anyone calculate is how many chances the Universe gives us to see if that can happen. I've done that, to help put it into perspective.
Most people don't understand big numbers. I do. In this silver stock report letter, I talk about big numbers all the time, but even these numbers are tiny compared to contemplating single cells, and the entire universe.
Astronomy teaches big numbers. Remember please, I got the top grade in the class, and I used to tutor people all the time in school, so please bear with me, I think I can explain this so anyone can understand it a bit more.
Evolution is based on the idea that with enough time, evolution can happen. But, that's not true, as the numbers show. Here's why it's not true.
A single cell forming would be an event. Nobody can argue with that.
Every event requires both a time and a place. Nobody can argue with that. I once forgot the time of a final exam, and missed the event, but that's besides the point.
The smallest event, at the least, requires the smallest length of measurable time, and at least two particles to create an interaction.
According to the science of Astronomy, we can calculate the rough time of the Universe.
According to the science of Astronomy, we can also calculate all the atoms in the Universe, giving us a maximum number of possible events that have ever happened, given all atoms, and given all time.
The total possible number of events gives us a maximum number of "lottery tickets," so to speak, to see if enough time and enough galaxies could make the very low probability event of a single cell forming, possible, or not.
So, we simply need to determine the total number of atoms, times the total number of the smallest measurable unit of time.
And actually, since a single cell forming, would be a complex mix of many atoms, and many molecules and many amino acids, this would require many many simultaneous events to take place, so the chances are much smaller than my rough estimate, as follows.
And actually, most atoms in the universe are not capable of representing a chance at evolution, since the vast majority of the atoms of the universe are burning in the heart of stars, where evolution cannot happen, but let's assume each atom is a chance anyway, just to humor the opposition.
There are about 10 to the 80th power number of atoms in the entire universe.
Ah, you don't need to rely on my education. The web confirms:
Two approximate calculations give the number of atoms in the observable universe to be a minimum of 10 to the 80th power.
The reason they can nail it down so precisely is that there is a problem of "dark matter", which, if counted, would only add 1 to the exponent, so it would be 10 to the 81st power, but they might have already done that. When I was in college, the number I remember was about one in 10 to the 79th, power, but there are multiple confirming ways to get about that number.
Let each particle then, stand for a place.
To have an event take place, such as a cell being created from amino acids, you need both a place and time, and, again, both are limited.
From the same Astronomy class, there are only a certain number of seconds since the universe was created, from 15 to 20 billion years ago, and only a certain number of parts you can divide a second into, to create a maximum number of times.
The current best evolutionary based theory is that the maximum age of the Universe is 13.7 billion years, so let's go with that. (I actually believe the Universe could have been, and was more likely formed, in 6 literal 24 hour days, about 6000 years ago, but that's also besides the point, and not required to get into for the purposes of our discussion here.)
Age of the universe
Wikipedia also tells us how many seconds per year.
In the Unified Code for Units of Measure, the symbol a (without subscript) always refers to the Julian year aj of exactly 31,557,600 seconds.
The smallest fraction of time is actually determined by the smallest wavelength vibration, by which particles can be measured, which is a fraction of a second.
Planck time (~ 5.4 × 10 to the -44 seconds power) is the unit of time in the system of natural units known as Planck units. Current established physical theories are believed to fail at this time scale, and many physicists expect that the Planck time might be the smallest unit of time that could ever be measured, even in principle.
So, now we simply multiply:
13.7 billion years = 13,700,000,000 years.
In scientific notion:
Years = 1.37 x 10 to the 10th power
To multiply, you simply multiply the first numbers, and add the exponents.
1.37 x 3.1 x 5.4 = 22.9
10 + 7 + 44 = 61
So, we get 22.9 x 10 to the 61st power number of times in the entire age of the universe, or:
2.3 x 10 to the 62nd power number of times in the age of the universe.
Now, we multiply that, by the total number of atoms, which is 10 to the 80th power.
Simple, add the exponents: 62 plus 80 = 142. Nobody can argue with that.
Surely, nobody can have difficulty following such simple math, so I assume everyone is with me then?
2.3 x 10 to the 142nd power represents the maximum number of "atom level" events that can take place in the entire universe, over 13.7 billion years.
An event that would require hundreds of thousands of molecules made up of atoms and thousands of amino acids made up of molecules would mean that you would have thousands and thousands of times fewer chances, of course, so the number of chances for life forming from molecular amino acids would be far less, perhaps a million times less, or perhaps only by 10 to the 7th or 9th power, but we can work with the higher figure.
Again, a low minimum number of chances needed for life forming at random are about 1 in 10 to the 40,000th power.
And a high maximum number of chances in the universe is only 1 in 10 to the 142nd power.
To get the actual odds then, we merely subtract the exponents.
40,000 minus 142 = 39,858.
In other words, the total number of chances available in the entire universe didn't help increase the possibility of evolution in the slightest bit!
We actually need to use standard scientific notation rounding standards to take that number and round it right back up to 40,000 again, because the original number, 40,000 is accurate to only one digit, so the final number must be rounded back to one digit.
See "significant figures".
And if we use the larger figure of the chances needed for a cell forming of 1 in 10 to the 340,000,000th power, and subtract 142, we can really see how ridiculous it is, as:
340,000,000 - 142 = 339,999,858.
In other words, there is no discernible difference, no increase to the chances that life happened by chance, given all the billions of years and all the billions of galaxies available, particularly since a billion is not some hugely unimaginable figure, but rather, is a simple and small and unintimidating number described as only 10 to the 9th power.
Here is another way to express all of this math.
Anyone who doubts that God made the simplest form of life, the simplest virus or bacterium like cell, by design, requires 10 to the 40,000th power or 10 to the 340 millionth power more blind faith and gullibility than the Christian who believes that "God created life".
Now, there are fools out there who will say, "Well life didn't have to evolve on earth, it could have evolved elsewhere, and then those other life forms created life on earth". And that is the popular lore of the "Star Trek" fantasy. Well, as we know, fools don't pay attention. See, according to the calculations, the other forms of life could not be organically based, because I already included all other places in the universe.
So, according to the calculations, those other life forms who created life could not be organic based; they would have to exist in another dimension, or be entirely spiritually based, and we would have to use other words to describe them, such as "4th or 5th dimensional imps," "angels," "demons," "fairies," or "God".
Let me translate that again, and discuss.
Modern science and basic math has improved to the point that we can prove that other dimensional, or spiritual, and intelligent beings created life on earth! For a while, I thought that was just too vague to make conclusions about, but bear with me some more.
The one who created life, by definition, is called "the creator". That helps a bit. This creator would have to have the ability to pre exist, outside our current 3D universe or space time continuum, and furthermore, he would have to have the ability to interact and "reach into" our current 3D world to change and manipulate matter on the atomic and molecular level, with either His hands, mind, thoughts, or words, just to put things together in the right order to create life. This means that the creator would have to have miraculous powers to totally suspend the laws of physics to do and effect absolutely anything he wants to in our dimension, therefore every miracle in the Bible is easily seen as possible. Furthermore, if the creator can violate the laws of physics, he might have also created the laws of physics, which hints at the creator actually sustaining the laws of physics, and also sustaining the existence of all atoms and even all wavelengths of light and energy that were also created.
The creator clearly was, and is, intelligent, and He created willfully, purposefully.
Astronomy was looking for a "unified field theory" that explains everything. I see nothing wrong with using the words "The creator", or "God" since "The Creator" is what God is called in the Bible. I see nothing wrong with using those words to describe the process of life, and the existence of the Universe, to explain as the answer, since that's what those words mean, and we are supposed to use the right words to describe the right concepts if we are to understand, and be understood by others.
Said another way, "God exists". Wait, there's more.
I think that God is going to grow a bit more upset as time goes on at the fools who refuse to believe that he created us. If I were God, I would be a bit more angry at the fools who say "God does not exist", given that humanity now has enough knowledge to prove, by simple math, that God created life.
Therefore, I will no longer tolerate fools who berate me for believing the Bible is the word of God. And I will no longer tolerate them if they claim the Bible is a fantasy story, becaus, clearly, they believe that on far less grounded faith than my mathematically based reason. From now on, I will refer them to this page:
See, the math proves you have to start by assuming that God created all life. Whether the Bible is the word of God or not, is another issue, yes. But there is no other written record that explains who God is in such extensive detail; there is no other book like the Bible that exists, including the book of Mormon and the Koran; they are just not the same.
Since God does exist, a God who was smart enough to create life, to overcome the odds, you have to also belive that God created life on purpose, for a purpose, and that God must also have communicated that purpose to mankind in a clear enough way for most of mankind to have gotten the message.
Well, the Bible is the most popular book in the world, with no other book even coming remotely close, so that qualifies it as THE message from God, since that's also what the book itself says it is.
The world has printed from 2.5 to 6 billion copies of the Bible, enough for nearly every person on earth.
The purpose of life, as I understand it, since I have read the Bible, is to glorify God, and to enjoy the life he gave us, and that we will enjoy it more, when we follow his instructions for us, and the Bible is His instructions for mankind.
God actually wants us all to live forever, in peace.
To start on the path to becoming a Christian to hopefully obtain that eternal life is easy. You can start by reading the Bible.
You will discover Jesus, who died for all of our sins, so that you and me, we don't have to die, since Jesus paid the price for our sin, by dying in our place. By one man, Adam, (who is described in the first part of the Bible, the part that's really easy to find), sin entered the world, and by one man, Jesus, we can all be reconciled to God.
Suprisingly, God actually wants you to testify about your faith, to other people, and in this way, Jesus testifies to God that He knows you, and that you are His.
Rom 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Acts 24:15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
But now the discussion is moving towards the study of the last things, and that is another subject for another time. I discuss these things further, at my other website, www.bibleprophesy.org.
In the meantime, let me conclude with this. If the numbers can prove that God exists, don't you think the numbers that I've shared with you over the years about the tiny size of the silver market show that you will have no choice but to make a fortuney by investing in, buying, and taking home, real silver? To me, it's almost as irrefutable, and just about as certain.