The Simpsons

On one episode of The Simpsons, Homer accidentally proved there there is no god.  Well, I was trying to get some sleep and realized that it was actually pretty easy to prove god(s) don’t actually exist.  (With the exception of animal and plant worship.)  I was thinking, why are gods so different from everything else in the universe?  With something like a baseball, a quark, or the moon, you can easily verify they actually exist.  With gods, that is not the case.  They are not physical.  What else is not physical and not a real thing?  Numbers.  That’s right, what most people think are a ‘real’ thing, numbers are nothing more than a concept.   A representation.  They are only concepts held in our minds, or the minds of other intelligent beings or computers.  The same is true of the ‘laws’ of the universe, equations, or even geometric proofs.  They are not real things, they are merely representations of physical objects, energy, or how they interact.  God is the same thing.  Numbers, laws of the universe, and god are all the same thing. They are all just representations and not a real thing in the physical realm.  So, if numbers are not physical, along with laws, morality, love, equations, geometric proofs and god(s); they are representations of how matter and energy interact.  A placeholder, and not real, physical objects.  So, for millennia the placeholder of god(s) worked well enough to describe the physical world.  Turns out numbers, equations, and complex computer models are a much more accurate way to represent the SAME PHYSICAL OBJECTS AND OBSERVED PHENOMENON.  Neither are real, and neither should be worshipped, since to worship a conceptual model is just plain silly.  E=mc² is a much better representation of how mass is related to energy and the speed of light compared to the ‘god decrees it’ principle. They are essentially the same thing, just a way to understand how things work…are neither are real, physical things.  One can be proven to be an accurate model, one can not.  I’ll pick the most accurate and testable model.  Sorry about proving god(s) do not exist.  Happens when insomnia hits.


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