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Archive for May, 2011
Oh.. oh hells yeas.
Kurt Gödel was best known for being a brilliant mathematician, but he also expanded on an ontological proof of the existence of God. So if Gödel has proven that God exists, I guess that’s it then and your atheism is invalid.
Gödel finished the proof in the early 1940s, but the proof was not copied by peers until the 1970s. He didn’t let anyone know about it until he believed that he was dying. It wasn’t finally published until the 1980s. Let’s take a good look at it:
Gödel based his argument on an early argument of St. Anselm’s. St. Anselm defined God as the greatest being in the universe. No greater being could be imagined. However, if God did not exist, then a greater being had to be possible to imagine – one which exists. Since it wasn’t possible, by definition, to imagine a greater being than the greatest being imaginable, God had to exist.
Gödel twisted this argument a little. He used modal logic to prove his point. Modal logic distinguishes between certain different states that certain suppositions have. Some suppositions are possible in some worlds, some possible only in a certain world, and some true in all possible worlds. If they are true in all possible worlds, they are considered to be always ‘necessary’.
God can either necessarily exist, or necessarily not exist. If God is an all-powerful being, and he exists, he necessarily exists in all possible worlds. If he doesn’t exist, he necessarily doesn’t exist in any possible worlds. It is not possible to say that God does not exist in any possible world. No matter how slim the chance is, God might exist. That means that God can’t necessarily not exist. Since the choices are either God necessarily does exist, or necessarily doesn’t, and we have eliminated the possibility that he necessarily doesn’t, the only possibility left is that he necessarily does.
BTW, If anyone is capable of turning the above argument into a smoking crater, it’s my leedle sister.. Standby for a possible comment from the most learned reader JITC has.
Kids these days. Epic? This is beyond epic. This is probably the best music video ever. All of a sudden my Dad’s editing skills seem sub-par. These kids would have had more fun than Christmas making this.
In Disney Universe for the 360, PS3 and Wii, dozens of Disney and Pixar worlds collide in one massive adventure game. I don’t know what it’s about other than that I think you play those blue Sackboy looking things, collecting costumes and fighting your way through tons of Disney movie worlds from Tron to Alice in Wonderland to Monsters, Inc.