Page 7: The Case For The Existence of God

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  1. George D. Foss

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    Until(if ever) we really know what gravity is, it is ludicrous to speculate as Hawkins does, that spontaneous creation is the result of gravity.

    After considering the views of Hawking et al., we now have both philosophical and scientific arguments for the beginning of the Universe.

    With the triumph of the Big Bang, the thesis of an infinite eternal Universe which formed the basis of materialist dogma, was tossed on the scrap-heap of history. Carl Sagin, an atheist, and world-famous for his popular science books, argued that the doctrine of a Creator of the Universe was difficult to prove or disprove and that the only conceivable scientific discovery that could challenge it would be an infinitely old Universe. And of course, the prospect of an infiinitely old Universe has been thoroughly discounted by both science and philosophy.

    This is one cosmological quandary that won't stay dead. The question still comes up, "what happened before the Big Bang?" That's the event that started it all. But an honest scientific answer is, "We just don't know."

    But the single most surprising phenomenom about the Universe is that things change. And it happens in a consistent direction from past to future, throughout the Universe. It's called "the Arrow of Time." This arrow of time comes from the second law of thermodynamics, which invokes entropy. The law states that invariably, closed systems move from order to disorder over time. This law is fundamental to physics and astronomy.

    One of the big questions about initial conditions of the Universe is why did entropy start out so low? And low entropy at the time of the Big Bang is responsible for everything about the arrow of time. Life, death, memory, the flow of time. Events happen in that order and can't be reversed.

    Every time you break an egg or spill a glass of water you are doing observational cosmology. The second law cannot be escaped, and it depends on a major assumption---that the Universe began its life in an ordered state.

    Cosmologist are trained to say there was no time before the Big Bang, when they really should say that they don't know whether there was anything --- or if there was, what it was. Therefore, in order to answer the question about the Universe and the arrow of time, science needs to consider what happened before the Big Bang-- it can't be avoided.

    Whatever began to exist must have a cause, and that cause we call God. This opening chapter of my Treatise is a brief review of how the secular world attempts to answer man's quest for his own existence, and how it all comes down as an exercise in futility. After all is said and done it finally boils down to the reality of a Supreme Being, namely, THE CREATOR GOD.

    The End.

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