God exists, say Apple fanboy scientists

Math says there is hope.

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I struggle with theories. They so rarely work out in practice. And though teachers tried to force-feed theories, theorems, and theologies down my throat when I was impressionable, these days nothing gets through.

Two Apple aficionados, however, decided to take on the Big Banging Theory — whether God exists — and claim they now have proof.

My irregular reading of Der Spiegel brought me to the news that all it took was the help of one MacBook and one early 20th century theorem. (Thank you, TechEye, for sending me there.)

The theorem belongs to Austrian mathematician Kurt Gödel. It goes like this: “God, by definition, 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.”

I am not going to enter into the finer points of this fine leap of logic. However, what’s clear is that while I’ve been waiting for Godot, I should have been waiting for Gödel.

Gödel, you see, created a … [Read more]

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