Mystery of existence explained: Scientific proof and rational conclusion that intelligence and not chaos is the driving force behind the Universe.
Can the existence of God by proven by science? The answer will still surprise you. Since the advent of science in the 16th century, it has navigated mankind in the direction of mechanistic materialism, and as a consequence to atheism. Since the beginning of the 20th century this direction has changed. Relativity and quantum physics, in conjunction with Big Bang cosmology, laid the foundation for a revolution in physics, in what became labelled as the “New Physics”. Subsequently during the 1970’s it was discovered that the universe, at every level and from its first billionth of a second at the time of its creation, was mysteriously fine-tuned. This fine-tuning comprises the inexplicable and delicate balance of the four fundamental forces that rule the universe: gravity, electromagnetism, and the strong and the weak nuclear forces. This discovery implies that even the most basic building blocks of matter, such as atoms and its sub-atomic particles, can only exist by the grace of an inexplicable, complex and delicate balance between these forces. The chance that this fine-tuning could have emerged spontaneously and fortuitously, is not only improbable, but utterly impossible.
Intelligence or Chaos elucidates that the complexity and fine-tuning of the universe can only be explained by the presence of an all-pervasive intelligence, the source and reservoir of the Information that actually guides and controls the universe. For the first time in history such a conclusion is confirmed by indubitable scientific evidence. The existence of an all-pervading intelligence, as expressed in the principle of fine-tuning, is also at the core of the ancient Vedanta philosophy of India.
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The author explores how Vedanta disentangles some of the paradoxes encountered in quantum physics and major cosmological questions such as the Big Bang and its origin. Using the latest empirical and scientific evidence Intelligence or Chaos clearly shows that the universe is ruled by intelligence and information, and not by chance and chaos.
Table of Contents:
CHAPTER 1 The mystery of existence – Unimaginable large numbers! Whether God Exists: Four propositions of atheism
CHAPTER 2 Intelligence or chaos the teleological argument-The first atheistic proposition: complexity is the result of chance and chaos, Unimaginable complexity, The Fine-tuned Universe, Life-The cherry on the cake, The multiverse as saving grace, Complexity & Intelligence
CHAPTER 3 Materialism―matter is the only reality: The second atheist proposition- matter is the only reality, Materialism – the modern scientific worldview, Three important scientific developments
CHAPTER 4 Darwin’s theory of evolution- The importance of the theory of evolution, Criticism of the theory of evolution, Why is evolution so popular, The social influence of Darwinism.
CHAPTER 5 The defects of materialism- More defects, The limitations of direct perception, The extraordinary reality – energy, The origin of matter and the origin of the Universe, Materialism is incomplete.
CHAPTER 6 The origin of existence has to be ‘simple’- The third atheistic proposition: the cause of everything must be simple, The outcome of cause and effect is always predictable
CHAPTER 7 The imperfect universe- The fourth atheistic proposition: the problem of evil, the theodicy, The Vedanta philosophy, Evil cannot be understood without karma and reincarnation, Imperfection wonder and our search for knowledge.
CHAPTER 8 Why is there something rather than nothing?- Non-existence does not exist, Something is also nothing.
CHAPTER 9 Why does reality exist in this particular manner?- The basic structure of reality, Different complexities.
CHAPTER 10 The ultimate complexity – consciousness- Importance of consciousness, Functions of consciousness, The mystery of the paradox.
CHAPTER 11 God and reason- Scientific foundation for the existence of God, God has a burdened history.
CHAPTER 12 The paradox; the foundation of reality- The energetic reality, Energy contains the paradox of simultaneous unity and multitude.
CHAPTER 13 The Nature of God- Personal or Impersonal, The suprarational and mysterious nature of God.
CHAPTER 14 Our destination: Vaikuntha. The four conclusions.