The question of whether God exists has plagued people’s minds since the concept of God began and continues to do so.
In recent decades, the idea that the answer to this question might be hidden in science has become increasingly popular. Especially after the discovery of the Higgs boson or “God” particle.
Of course, the Higgs boson is unlikely to have anything to do with God’s existence, but it proves how far science has advanced. Maybe in the future, will we really be able to prove that God exists or does not exist?
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According to Newsweek, last year, professor of philosophy Emily Thomas wrote that the vastness of the universe indicates that God does not exist.
“The universe is very, very old. Possibly even more than 13 billion years old. The earth, on the other hand, is about a billion years old, but man-made 200,000 years ago. In short, humans are only a moment in the background of the universe. It is clear that there is some contradiction between the universe that people thinks God could create and the universe in which we live in reality. How can this be explained? Assuming God does not exist, ” wrote Thomas.
In an article published in the New Scientist, the philosopher Graham Lavton states that man aspires to believe in God because it is required by a spiritual void that must be filled with a religious concept. Yet, deep down in their hearts, people do not believe in God, even pastors and nuns do not.
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Believers, however, have a different view, with some believing that God’s existence does not require proof or confirmation, and God appears only to true believers.
The concept of God appeared to humans in the Paleolithic age, when ancient people began to worship various deities. It is believed that the concept of the “great gods” originated naturally and contributed to the formation and development of society. That is, if one believes that good behavior on Earth will be rewarded with a beautiful afterlife, then he or she will work better with others to allow human communities to flourish.
However, it still does not answer the question of whether it is possible to prove the existence of God.
Scientists in London are currently using psychedelic substances to simulate a “death experience” and to determine whether there is an afterlife. However, this study will also not prove the existence of God, but rather could explain the “light at the end of the tunnel” and other visions experienced by people at the time of clinical death.
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It is true that many of the miracles described in religious texts have been explained by scholars. For example, the ten plagues God sent to Egypt are explained as having occurred naturally.
Given the rapid advancement of science, in the future, we may receive many answers to important questions concerning the existence of God, but it is hardly ever possible to prove or deny it.