It is not possible for everyone to stand up and walk a hundred miles without taking a halt. Likewise, it is not possible for everyone to blindly believe in something that they have not seen or felt physically. This might be a bit ambiguous, but the reason why I compared a person taking a 100-mile walk and those who don’t believe in something blindly, is that you only find a handful of people do that kind. Those who believe anything blindly and don’t expect a proof end as a theoretical physicist and those who try to prove the said theory end up being a scientist.
You see the difference? Well, for example, Ramanujan and G.H Hardy. Both of them are critically acclaimed Mathematician and G.H Hardy in person was the greatest mathematician at that time. The job for G.H Hardy was to find the proof for the groundbreaking mathematical results predicted by Ramanujan. Regardless to say, they worked well as a team.
Quite ironically, Ramanujan believed in God and Hardy was an atheist. Moreover, Ramanujan claimed that most of the results he predicted came as a result of his daily offerings to God. Hardy being an Atheist condemned his claims and pressurized him to work on the proof. Towards the end of the story, Ramanujan tries to justify his inclination towards his God and why he believes in God’s presence. However, the topic for today is not why Hardy was an Atheist or why Ramanujan tried so hard to justify his belief. Let me just cut the chase and jump straight into the discussion. Right now, Let me be the Ramanujan and you be the Hardy.
1. Formation and Existence of Galaxy.
To be honest, I’m not much of a God person myself, yet I strongly believe that something supernatural happened and hence the galaxy was formed. Well, The Big Bang is not far from being “Supernatural”. Scientists strongly condemn the fact that the formation of the galaxy is due to the involvement of God(Scientists and God….., I guess they don’t go well together).
Steven Weinberg, a Nobel laureate in Physics, said at the moment of this explosion, “the universe was about a hundred thousands million degrees Centigrade…and the universe was filled with light.”
However, the formation of Galaxy was justified by the big bang theory. But…, what happened before Big bang and what all circumstances made the big bang to occur out of nowhere. Scientists are working hard to find the result(Spoiler Alert!, they are gonna turn down the “God” factor again). String theory is what the scientists call it. Well, until the scientists give me a strong proof using String theory, I am going to believe the involvement of God.
2. God as a Source of Positive Energy.
Even though you strongly oppose the claims supporting the existence of God, you can not deny the fact that God is a source of Positive energy. For instance, every time you happen to get something unusual or frightening, no doubt, you will go to Temple, Mosque or Church first. If you need a scientific explanation on why God is a source of positivity but, I could give you a philosophical reasoning. God, considered as many, a supreme being, your mind will calm of you share or pray to solve your problems. In fact, praying is what make your mind calm by sharing your thoughts through praying.
3. Our Existence
Even if the universe was a result of a scientific phenomenon, it is hard to prove that our design was an outcome of a successful scientific research. If you do believe as such, you really are capable of writing a good sci-fi flick. Someone or “something” designed the delicate metabolism which, in my opinion, can only be designed by a supreme being. Who is more supreme than the Almighty God? That’s something to think about.
4. Scientific explanations and predictions written in Holy books.
Who else got to know the “Doomsday” prediction as predicted by the Bible. Bible could predict the possible constellation which happened decades after it was written. So, you can’t deny the fact the holy books are a complete hoax.
5. The authenticity of scientific Laws and rules
There is Law of Gravitation, which states that celestial objects tend to experience a gravitational pull. Or in short, Apple falls down instead of flying high in the sky. Why does this happen? The question should be, Who made it happen. No, it’s not Newton, he was the some to “discover” this phenomenon. He didn’t “invent” it. Who else except the God would design such laws?
6. Geographic design of our Planet Earth.
Imagine that you fiund yourself a balcony seat to witness the Big bang. Just as you try to grab your popcorn, everything would be done and the next thing you’ll see is the Milkyway galaxy. The big bang happened within a fraction of a second yet, there is no theory supporting as to why the Earth got its round geometry. The Earth is located the right distance from the sun. Consider the temperature swings we encounter, roughly -30 degrees to +120 degrees. If the Earth were any further away from the sun, we would all freeze. Any closer and we would burn up. Even a fractional variance in the Earth’s position to the sun would make life on Earth impossible. I hope that says it all.
7. Evolution of humankind
I bet you all might have heard about the Adam and Eve story concentrated around the Apple(Damn, the apple does hold a key to a lot of mysteries). Moreover, the current dispute among the researchers is to find the origin of humankind, which is confirmed as Europe as of now, believed to be Africa before. The Adam-Eve might be fictional but the evolution of Apes to Homosapien is still an unsolved puzzle as of now. Mutation holds the answer but it doesn’t support the reason behind the mutation.
DNA is an integral part of our body and it has a subtle design that demands a highly proficient and “God-like” designer. Did you get the pun? If not, here are some facts. Advances in molecular biology have revealed vast amounts of information encoded in each and every living cell, and molecular biologists have discovered thousands upon thousands of exquisitely designed machines at the molecular level. That’s one fact to point out the existence of a God-like designer.
Nature is believed to be the work of God and that is why looks impeccable. It’s obvious that mankind is the biggest threat to nature. Hence, we could eliminate the possibilities of a “normal” person is the one who designed the nature. For supporting the involvement of God in creating the Nature, here are some biblical verses.
Genesis 1:3-5 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
10. Why are we here?
This particular question is what made Sir Stephen Hawkings curious. He then began researching the Big bang and another phenomenon closely. Being a theoretical physicist, he has’s put forward a lot of reasons supporting what caused big bang but neither of them is proven. So, why are we here? This might sound a bit odd and philosophical but, several factions point out that it’s our duty to find God and feel his presence while we are alive. I know this is odd.
In Hinduism, it is written that when the Earth ceases to exist, the Lord Vishnu will take his final “Avatar”, Kalki. Some followers say that we get to see him ride on a horse while the Earth slowly rots away as a result of disbelief and loss in humanity. Well, how cool is that? We will find them out when we all die.
In the end, it all seems like the climax of “Interstellar”. You might get an idea on the existence of God, yet on researching more into the topic you would find Science taking the upper hand, In reality, there exists a truth and it is up to us whether or not to believe it.