Scientists Prove God Exists? German Scientists Say They Have
Scientists Prove God Exists? German Scientists Say They Have

Two scientists believe that they have proven that God exists.

Analyzing a theorem from the late Austrian mathematician Kurt Gödel with a Macbook has proven that God exists, say the two scientists–Christoph Benzmüller of Berlin’s Free University and his colleague, Bruno Woltzenlogel Paleo of the Technical University in Vienna.

Gödel’s theorem is based on modal logic, a type of formal logic that, narrowly defined, involves the use of the expressions “necessarily” and “possibly,” according to Stanford University.

The theorem says that God, or a supreme being, is that for which no greater can be conceived. God exists in the understanding. If God exists in the understanding, we could imagine Him to be greater by existing in reality. Therefore, God must exist.

Paleo and Benzmüller say that they have proven that the theorem is correct, at least on a mathematical level.

In their initial submission on a research server, “Formalization, Mechanization and Automation of Gödel’s Proof of God’s Existence,” the pair say that “Goedel’s ontological proof has been analysed for the first-time with an unprecedent degree of detail and formality with the help of higher-order theorem provers.”

They add: “The following has been done (and in this order): A detailed natural deduction proof. A formalization of the axioms, definitions and theorems in the TPTP THF syntax. Automatic verification of the consistency of the axioms and definitions with Nitpick. Automatic demonstration of the theorems with the provers LEO-II and Satallax. A step-by-step formalization using the Coq proof assistant. A formalization using the Isabelle proof assistant, where the theorems (and some additional lemmata) have been automated with Sledgehammer and Metis.”

Benzmüller told Der Spiegel that it’s fascinating how the theorem could be analyzed through mathematics. 

“It’s totally amazing that from this argument led by Gödel, all this stuff can be proven automatically in a few seconds or even less on a standard notebook,” he said.

The mathematicians say that their proof of Gödel’s axioms has more to do with demonstrating how superior technology can help bring about new achievements in science.

“I didn’t know it would create such a huge public interest but (Gödel’s ontological proof) was definitely a better example than something inaccessible in mathematics or artificial intelligence,” Benzmüller said. “It’s a very small, crisp thing, because we are just dealing with six axioms in a little theorem. … There might be other things that use similar logic. Can we develop computer systems to check each single step and make sure they are now right?”

The scientists believe that their work can benefit areas such as artificial intelligence and the verification of software and hardware.

  • Portra777

    Math, people! We need to see your math!

  • Guest

    Time, like space, must be created at every moment, or not. Nothing can create itself, God doesn’t need to, He’s God.

  • FactsRule

    Time, like space, must be created at every moment, or not. Nothing can create itself. God doesn’t need to create Himself, He’s God, the only true existence.

  • vagn

    If one is awake it becomes obvious that awareness can be aware of it’s own state of being aware! This has been labelled as Atma, self or soul. Since it can be aware without brain activity –discovered in deep meditation where thoughts stop– it is not unreasonable to infer from this that self is actually what is generally called divine (without physical attributes).
    The question of god will then become meaningful since we now know who and what is doing the asking!
    Anything in the physical matrix that tries to prove the existence of something non physical will always in my opinion be a waste of effort….albiet entertaining!

    The existence of god can only be proved through the laboratory of conscious individual effort by venturing outside of physical reality through Contemplation, Meditation, and/or soul travel. And all answers will only be available to that individual investigator!

  • Monty Ehrich

    Wonderful! Now the atheists must come up with reasons why they reject God, Whose Existence has been scientifically proven, ya dig?

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