Sunday, August 11, 2019

Why I believe in God


God would not be God if we could give Him a high five. We commune with Him through faith. But faith need not be preposterous; faith is still faith when it's supported by a measure of logic. So let me tell you why I believe in God.
"Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground"
The Hebrew bible says we can find God in the dust of creation, so that seems like a reasonable place to start searching for Him here on earth. The problem is, when you drill down into our natural world, you find chaos on every level. Maybe no more so than on the electron level where quantum physics come into play. But you see it just walking around in nature. Every natural thing is misshapen, irregular, offset, disorderly.

That simply cannot be God's form. God is not chaos. The world of God is straight lines. It's ones and zeros and infinity and perfection. It's the bookends of absolute good and absolute evil. All of which which is the opposite of nature.

Nature is the gray area. It has no straight lines, so then either God does not exist in this world or He exists in a way we are not perceiving. Which is why I go back to the dust.

Let's go with the theory that God is in the dust. That this dust is perfect, and when combined with itself it can form into Adam, just like the scriptures say. This dust is imperceptible even under our modern microscopes and could be smaller than an atom, smaller than an electron. It forms the atom, forms the electron.

Thus we need some translation between the perfect dust turning into the imperfect natural, chaotic world. A pathway allowing God to come to us. Maybe the answer is in math...

I'm no expert in math but I have taken quite a few classes in it. One specialty which uses a lot of math is signal processing. Signal processing is a discipline which blends the romanticism of mathematics with the pragmatism of engineering. In the development of signal processing, a great deal of thought went into how to translate the way computers talk into real world forms. Computers talk in straight lines (hmmmm) and ultimately they run on machine language, which is ones and zeros (double hmmm).

Some background here. First, signal processing has a mathematical operation called "convolution" where two functions are combined, forming a third function. Second, as mentioned above, computers talk in ones and zeros. Ones and zeros can be modeled in function form as "pulses." Pulses can be rectangular, or they can be oddly shaped, but the point is it's an identifiable indicator of a one or a zero.


More background. A Gaussian probability distribution is observed everywhere in nature. It's the distribution you get when you flip a coin a bunch of times; it's what statisticians use to understand magnitude of error in random sampling; as stated in the clip above, the cross sectional intensity of a laser beam is Gaussian. It's sort of a stand-in for the chaos of nature.

Anyway, here is the payoff.

If a pulse-like signal is convolved with itself many times, a Gaussian is produced. Also, when you convolve a Gaussian distribution with itself, you get another Gaussian.

So pulses (dust) are combined with each other (formed into man), and you get nature (Gaussian). When you already have nature (Gaussian) and combine it with more nature, you just see more nature.

I know, this might sound like the ravings of a lunatic, but it had a huge impact on me when I first learned about all of this. To me it represents a logical explanation of how God can exist in this world while we don't see Him.

If we could drill down far enough we could see perfection, but I don't think it's even possible to see that far here on earth. And it explains how we can be formed by perfection (God) and yet be so damn imperfect.

3 comments:

  1. Hi, forgive me, as I haven't read the above article by you, but I felt I needed to reach out (kinda secretly to someone). It's regarding Bill Mitchell, which I've avoided posting anything on Gab about. Okay. So today, I posted that people needed to switch from Google to DuckDuckGo - just a suggestion on my part due to Project Veritas revealing things.

    Interestingly, I get a couple of people on Gab telling me that DuckDuckGo is owned & operated by Google. Okay, so now I'm grabbing my tiny tinfoil hat - they cannot provide any back up info to support that - I mention Bill Mitchell and how he's promoting a new search engine Yippy. Bill Mitchell IS promoting a new search engine. I don't want to be involved in any of this, but I don't like this and will OUT anyone, regardless.

    Hope this makes sense to you - Bill Mitchell getting attacked. Bill promoting a NEW search engine YIPPY. My suggestion to switch from Google to DuckDuckGo and for the FIRST TIME EVER, I'm told that DuckDuckGo is owned & operated by Google?

    Do you get it Nick? I sure do. I hate more people than you know. Love you.

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    1. Whoa thats true I saw you talk about switching before any of this Bill Mitchell stuff went down. Just for reference, pretty sure DuckDuckGo isn't owned at all by Google. Kinda hope Yippy ends up doing well though. Hope youre doing ok!

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