How Many Dimensions in Our Universe?

How Many Dimensions in Our Universe?


As a way of explaining how spiritual entities, as described in the bible, could appear out of nowhere, last month’s blog discussed the possibility of our universe having more than 3 spatial dimensions. In this month’s blog, How Many Dimensions in Our Universe?, we perform a thought experiment to explore how many dimensions an all-powerful loving creator God would desire.
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Spirit – A Manifestation of God


In the bible, there are many references to spiritual beings. The list of spirit beings includes angels, the Holy Spirit, and God himself. A common characteristic with spiritual beings described in the bible is an ability to literally appear out of nowhere. In Spirit – A Manifestation of God, we perform a thought experiment and use science to provide a potential explanation to this observed behavior.

Light – A Manifestation of God


Did you know the bible has over 230 references to light? You might be asking “why is light such a big deal in the bible”? In Light – A Manifestation of God, we perform a thought experiment, imagining what life would be like if you were a particle of light… a photon.

And The Two Shall Become One… Quantum Entanglement

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Albert Einstein had a strong desire “to know the mind of God”. In And The Two Shall Become One… Quantum Entanglement, we discuss a curious phenomenon called quantum entanglement and how it relates to God.

Is There a Creator? Part 2


Video Overview
This presentation finishes up on the question of “Is there a creator of life?” and attempts to answer the question “Is there a creator of the universe?” Can science and the notion of the big bang explain the existence of the universe or do we need to consider the notion of a creator that ultimately designed and created the universe?

Video Transcript

Video Summary

  • A basic cell is the basic building block for all of life
  • A basic cell cannot be divided into smaller components and still function… the “irreducible complexity” problem
  • Occam’s razor suggests it is easier to believe in a creator that created the first cell and created the mechanism for evolution
  • Genesis states that the universe was created by an entity outside the universe… God
  • Science and the notion of the Big Bang also suggests that the universe was created by something outside the universe
Motivational Insights

  • Occam’s razor suggests there IS a creator… for both the universe and life in the universe
  • Knowing that there is a creator provides comfort… that the things we see and observe are not simply pure randomness
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Is There a Creator? Part 1


Video Overview
This presentation attempts to answer the question “Is there a creator”. In particular, we examine the existence of life. Can evolution provide a full explanation of the existence of life or do we need to consider the notion of a creator that ultimately designed and created life?

Video Transcript

Video Summary

  • If a rock formation like Mt Rushmore were discovered on Mars, most people would imagine that someone/something created that formation.
  • If a wrist watch were discovered on Mars, most people would imagine that someone/something created that watch.
  • If a martian were discovered on Mars, most people would NOT imagine that someone/something created that martian, even though it is many orders of magnitude more complex than a rock formation or wrist watch.
  • Evolution appears to be a plausible explanation for the existence of life.
  • According to the theory of evolution, the building blocks of life are single cells.
  • A single cell suffers from irreducible complexity. It cannot be further subdivided into smaller parts.
  • A single cell is like a very complex and sophisticated factory performing over one hundred trillion tasks. In comparison, flying to the moon entailed on the order of one hundred thousands tasks.
  • Today, the theory of evolution can’t adequately explain where that first cell came from as it is MUCH more complex than first imagined.
Motivational Insights
The answer to the question of a creator greatly impacts our view of…

  • Why are we here?
  • Why am I here?
  • Is there a Heaven?
  • Is there a Hell?
  • Is there a before life?
  • Is there a after life?
  • Does morality matter?
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