One of my friends shared a youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQhd05ZVYWg - Curiosity with Stephen Hawking, Did God Create the Universe? - a short TV spot about Stephen Hawking’s latest book and theory of why the Universe does not need a creator to exist.
I was really excited to see this, being a person of reason and logic, I always love discovering new ways of presentation about life and all it’s intricacies. The video fell short unfortunately to satiate my hunger for new knowledge. It’s a 40+ minute piece which uses the history of the Church’s resistance to scientific truths as the filler, and only in the last few minutes do we get down to the real meat of the argument.
Low and behold, nothing new here, Stephen Hawking boils down his argument to the level of quantum mechanics where protons appear and disappear out of nothing, so the Universe’s Big Bang can too, appear and disappear out of nothing. Stephen keeps reiterating that since the Laws of Nature are fixed and cannot be broken, this world, the big bang, Energy(Mass) and Space are all a natural phenomenon. Furthermore, since Stephen says that time began from the moment of the big bang, (Time itself did not exist before) - there was no “Time” for God to exist before the Big Bang.
Riiiight. Boooring. Let this silly non Mensa society lowly being show you why that argument still falls short. First lets start with Quantum Physics.
Protons appear and disappear out of nothing. Firstly, the theory of Quantum Mechanics allows for this to happen, the true argument here is that with the addition of the laws of Energy Conservation this appearance and disappearance of protons explains the existence of parallel universes. It is not out of nothing that these protons come to exist and disappear it is based on the fact that protons are moving in and out of our realm of existence. To say that these protons come out of Nothing would be to violate the infinite truth of Nothing (that it is Nothing).
Secondly, let’s talk about the observer effect and the many-worlds posit of Quantum Mechanics. The basic tenant of this theory is that you will see the behaviour which you wish to observe. It boils down to whether light is a wave or a particle, because it behaves as both depending on the different tests. Well the truth is, Light is both a wave and a particle, and it depends on the observer effect. This is what is commonly referred to as the Levels of Truth. For example, it is true that humans are covered in skin. But if you look deeper you will see that humans are covered in cells. Those cells have a nucleus. The nucleus has strands of DNA and RNA. and so on and so on. All of these things are true, they are just different levels of truth. The same goes with whether a light is a wave or a particle. It’s levels of truth, and it depends on the level that you are testing for. But I digress…
Let’s come back to Quantum Mechanics. There is in fact something smaller than the proton. What is this mysterious particle? It is the smallest, most infinitesimal particle of all. And it is the particle that represents your thought. Yes shocking, I know, but if you believe at all in Noetic Science, it posits to us that our thoughts are energy and therefore have mass. As E=MC^2 teaches us, energy is a form of Mass and vice versa.
Recap: Protons move in and out of different universes and thoughts have mass. (Stay with me, there is a method to my madness.)
Let’s address this 100% crutch that Hawking is using with the Laws of Physics and Nature. Stephen in all his glory, tells us that unlike the laws of Men, the Laws of Nature and Physics cannot be broken. Is it not a natural extension to ask who designed these infallible unbreakable laws? Are they in fact unbreakable? I don’t know, but I’d rather err on the side of caution to say something is absolute 100%, as time and time again science itself has proven that nothing is 100% guaranteed, and all absolute truths have been challenged in the past before.
To say that the laws of Physics and Nature cannot be broken is to say that Telekinesis is impossible. That healing with the power of thought is impossible, and that a persons chi is non-existent. Because how does that fit in to our current understanding of physics right?
Ok, lets keep moving along this journey. Hawking tells us, and rightfully so, that God can’t exist because previous to the Big Bang, time did not exist. You know what, hes 100% right on the time part. Yes, Time, as defined by humans, a linear concept, which delineates the travel of light into units, did not exist. Wow, what an eye opener! It’s true that time did not exist before the big bang. It’s also true that time is so integral to our lives that we can barely comprehend an idea that would be without time. Knock knock, Stephen, Time is a human construct, a comfortable little crutch we use to help explain our life and death cycle, in fact it is so enshrined into our living, that everything down to the molecular level lives on this life and death linear time cycle. Stephen, no offence, but you do realize that there could be a space/reality where time does not exist right? Time is only useful for us to describe our universe the way we see it now, at this moment. It’s not an actual absolute truth, why are you trying to trick people with this simple illusion of time, and present it as a universal truth… I expected better from a physicist.
Let’s re-cap once again. Multiple universes explain the movement of protons, Thoughts have mass, the laws of nature and physics may not be 100% infallible, and time is a linear human concept used to measure the travel of light.
How does this stack up against Stephen’s Argument?
Let’s turn to the biblical texts, - actually this is so amazing, I’m perplexed as to why nobody ever brings this up.
John 1:1 - The most common English interpretation goes as such:
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
Now typically here Christians justify the existence of the Holy Trinity and the rightful existence of Jesus. But let’s not be fundamental, just read that sentence again.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
Mind blowingly, right in the open this phrase actually talks about the big bang! Stay with me here. I think people have been reading this and just skimming over, forgetting the absolutely crazy thing this sentence is saying. In the Beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Read it… This is the big bang. Word. Hello World (2 Words). What precedes the Word? That’s right, thought does. What do thoughts have? They have mass!
In the Beginning was the WORD!
Word was with God,
and the Word was God!
Are you with me? Has your mind been blown yet? Let’s tie in Stephen’s argument against God here. He’s saying big bang came into existence out of Nothing. Popped in just like a proton. Noetic Science tells us that thoughts have mass. To this day, there is nothing smaller than thought (in weight)… Thought precedes spoken Word, but, if you think about this, for God, the thought and Word are one and the same. Could it then be possible, that with God’s thought, who was the Word, and the Word was God, the big bang popped into existence? One Thought, One Word, and the Word is God.
Am I nuts? Maybe, but hear me out. Jesus, whether you believe in him as a deity, a teacher, or prophet, actually tells us of Noetic Science. What does he say?
He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.
THINK about what this means. Thoughts have mass. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Matthew 17:20 tells us also:
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
If your faith and thoughts towards God amounted to the mass of a mustard seen, you can move bushes and mountains, and the laws of Nature will bend to and obey you.
Talk about the power of one’s mind, right? Think about this revolutionary freedom. We know that the observer can influence the order of random number generation with the power of their thoughts. What if this power of thought could be concentrated and harnessed? This scripture is always presented as you just have to have faith in God, and the mustard seed is a very small amount, but in reality can you imagine how much faith a mustard seed worth of weight requires? It is in fact a hidden truth from us… Just like that bit about the eye of the needle and the camel passing through it.
But if you had an enormous amount of faith, enough to make it’s weight to a mustard seed, you would bend nature to your will.
Is this crazy? Maybe - but it sure beats the Nothing theory from Stephen.
There’s all kinds of fascination with the Word in the Biblical Scriptures - for example once God creates Adam, he gives Adam the task of Naming everything. Assigning Words to God’s creation…
You think I’m nuts? Let me know, in the comments below!