15) Scientific Evidence For The Existence Of God

Science employs a particular vocabulary for describing how ideas are proposed, tested, and supported or disproven. And that’s where we see the difference between a hypothesis and a theory.

hypothesis is an assumption, something proposed for the sake of argument so that it can be tested to see if it might be true.

In the scientific method, the hypothesis is constructed before any applicable research has been done, apart from a basic background review. You ask a question, read up on what has been studied before, and then form a hypothesis…

A hypothesis is usually tentative, an assumption or suggestion made strictly for the objective of being tested…

theory, in contrast, is a principle that has been formed as an attempt to explain things that have already been substantiated by data…Because of the rigors of experimentation and control, its likelihood as truth is much higher than that of a hypothesis.

A theory of everything (TOE) is a hypothetical framework explaining all known physical phenomena in the universe. Researchers have searched for such a model ever since the development of quantum mechanics and Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity in the early 20th century.

[O]ne of the simplest but most powerful equations ever to be written down, E = mc2...

What this equation means is thoroughly world-changing. As Einstein himself put it:

“mass and energy are both but different manifestations of the same thing — a somewhat unfamiliar conception for the average mind…”

Energy can be used to make mass out of nothing… except pure energy

Anyone who learned the most basic algebra can rearrange Einstein’s equation to understand that: energy / constant of speed of light2 = mass 

But there is a third component in converting energy, AKA force, to mass that can’t be ignored:

Conversion = work.

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The outstanding question of the four [unknown] fundamental forces is whether they’re actually manifestations of just a single great force of the universe. If so, each of them should be able to merge with the others, and there’s already evidence that they can.

  1. In 1905 Albert Einstein’s special theory of relativity established beyond a doubt that both [electricity and magnetism] are aspects of one common phenomenon.At a practical level, however, electric and magnetic forces behave quite differently and are described by different equations.
  2. Physicists…won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1979 for unifying the electromagnetic force with the weak force to form the concept of the electroweak force.
  3. Physicists…aim to unite the electroweak force with the strong force to define an electronuclear force, which models have predicted but researchers have not yet observed.
  4. The final piece of the puzzle would then require unifying gravity with the electronuclear force to develop the so-called theory of everything, a theoretical framework that could explain the entire universe.

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The Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory’s Collider Detector outside Batavia, Ill.

The Higgs boson is sometimes referred to as the “God Particle,” much to the chagrin of scientists…is important to the Standard Model because it signals the existence of the Higgs field, an invisible energy field present throughout the universe that imbues other particles with mass…The Higgs field emerged at the birth of the universe.

From the 1920s up through the 1970s, scientists thought they had a satisfactory story for our cosmic origins…All of them, however…asked some variety of the question, “why did the Universe begin with a specific set of properties, and not others?”

  • Why was the Universe born perfectly spatially flat,
  • with its total matter-and-energy density perfectly balancing the initial expansion rate?
  • Why is the Universe the exact same temperature, to 99.997% accuracy, in all directions, even though the Universe hasn’t existed for enough time for different regions to thermalize and reach an equilibrium state?
  • Why, if the Universe reached these ultra-high energies early on, are there no high-energy relics (like magnetic monopoles) predicted by generic extensions to the Standard Model of particle physics?
  • And why, since the entropy / chaos of a system always increases, was the Universe born in such a low-entropy configuration relative to its [organized] configuration today?…

In physics, we have two ways of dealing with questions like these. Because all of these questions are about initial conditions ⁠— i.e., why did our system (the Universe) begin with these specific conditions and not any others ⁠— we can take our pick of the following:

  1. We can attempt to concoct a theoretical mechanism that transforms arbitrary initial conditions into the ones we observe, including that reproduces all the successes of the hot Big Bang, and then tease out new predictions that will allow us to test the new theory against the old theory of the plain old Big Bang without any alterations.
  2. Or, we can simply assert that the initial conditions are what they are and not only is there no explanation for those values/parameters, but we don’t need one. [Emphases added.]

Although it’s not clear to everyone, the first option is the only one that’s scientific; the second option, often touted by those who philosophize about the landscape or the multiverse, is tantamount to giving up on science entirely. [Emphasis added.]

The theory of evolution, both currently and as first conceived by Darwin and Wallace, neither provides, nor requires, an explanation for the origin of life.

And so Evolution, which leaves the explanation of origins out of its purview, has given up on science entirely.

And so has Cosmology, which stubbornly holds to the Big Bang Theory despite all the evidence against it as well.

And Physics frankly admits that “Light is an enduring mystery. Light continues to surprise us. Light’s true identity is unanswerable.”

We are left with ancient revelation of a hyper dimensional Being as the fundamental unified force perceived as sub-forces by humanity’s limited sensory and mental capacities. The God particle, all-pervasive energy whose presence converts hyper dimensional indestructible energy to four dimensional destructible mass and reconverts / resurrects to hyper dimensional immortality.

“In the beginning was the Word [transforming power, as when an authority figure shouts “Stop!”], and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him [E=mc2]; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life [energy]; and the life was the light [c2, speed of light squared] [also the awareness, consciousness] of [hu]men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it [absorbed it into itself] – not.” (John 1:1-4)

The interaction of light and matter

One of the most interesting questions in the field is how light and matter interact with each other. For example, why are some materials transparent while others are not?

Can light change the properties of materials?

  • Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921 for the photoelectric effect – photons that hit a material can be absorbed by it and excite its electrons to a higher energy state, but only if the photons possess the required amount of energy.
  • The photoelectric effect was an important milestone in our understanding of the interaction between light and matter. A photon can be absorbed only if it can transfer all its energy to the material… In doing so the photon is absorbed in the material, which is then said to be opaque to light of the color of the photon. If the photon does not get absorbed, it simply passes through the material. 
  • Since a photon excites electrons when it gets absorbed, it can change some of the properties of the material.

The Large Hadron Collider is where the interaction of energy and matter is studied at the most basic level.

The LHC is the crown jewel of CERN, the European particle physics laboratory that was founded after World War II [like rocket science]… Now scientists from six continents and 100 countries conduct experiments there…

The LHC collides two beams of protons together at the highest energies ever achieved in a laboratory. Six experiments located around the 17-mile (27 km) ring study the results of these collisions with massive detectors built in underground caverns…The goal is to understand the nature of the most basic building blocks of the universe and how they interact with each other. This is fundamental science at its most basic.

“the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible…he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” (Colossians 1:15-17)

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