Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Anti Math

My reasoning for why I don't believe the Universe or Reality-as-we-know-it happened by "chance"...

If you take a deck of playing cards (52 cards) and shuffle them so that the order of the cards are as random as possible, I propose that it would be impossible for the order of the cards to appear as Ace through 2 of spades, Ace through 2 of hearts, Ace through 2 of clubs, and finally Ace through 2 of diamonds. This is because the final product of a shuffled deck of cards would be devoid of a large amount of order, otherwise the deck wasn't really shuffled in the first place.

Now, math people will say "Statistically speaking, there WOULD be a remote chance that the shuffled deck would appear perfectly in order". But this is merely a hypothesis. I challenge anyone to take a deck of cards, shuffle it, and have the order of the cards to be perfectly ordered. It's never been done, and never will be.

I point out this analogy, because some people believe that it's possible the Universe just popped into existence due to some tiny statistical possibility that on the quantum level, particles simply phased into existence out of nothing. I just can't buy into that thinking. It's more logical to assume that the Universe was created by an entity (God). I know! What a cop out! But if the Universe didn't just happen out of pure chance, it had to have been created. And the act of creating has to involve a creator. Whether this creator is God or some form of a collective, it stands to reason that the Universe and all the complexities of life and physics were created.