My first blog

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I am going to give this blog thing a try. We'll see if I keep up with it. I've never been much of a writer.

I was hanging out with a group of friends this weekend and someone asked the hypothetical question: Would finding another planet exactly like ours (including humans) prove or disprove a god? Everyone agreed that it would neither prove or disprove god, but if anything, it would disprove god. I, on the other hand, thought that a discovery like that would lean more towards proving that a god exists. That would mean that we'd have to be of the same common descent (not so hard to imagine), but that all events (climate, extinctions, etc) would have to mirror each other exactly for humans to have evolved in the exact same sequence. What are the odds?

Well, summer break is over and my classes have started again. This semester is going to be a real bitch. I'm taking Managerial Analysis, Principles of Financial Management and Ethics and Organizational Theory and Analysis. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck. Jawdropping! If I can get through this semester without failing, I only have two more semesters left. Working full time makes it twice as difficult, but I've always enjoyed challenges.


Finding such a place would obviously be so horrendously lucky it would probably prove a god, a supreme being, a creator of some kind, but it would probably disprove the existance of specific religious god's i.e the Christian god or Allah etc.

We've already discovered something similar actually. I read a while back of a constant- a number which governed how planets interact or something. The number was so massive to write down, and if it was a billionth bigger or smaller, the universe would immediately destroyed itself. Some scientists said the chances of the Universe ending up with such a constant was so astronomical (like one in nine trillion trillion trillion... etc) that it could be proof of a god. I wish I could be more exact.

Anyway good luck with all those studies!

mathematics misused

The troubling thing in using improbability to prove the existence of a "god" is that there is no necessary connection between a highly improbable scenario and anything other than a relation to itself. For instance, the probability of a particular molecule of water being picked up from the Atlantic Ocean, floating through the air and finally landing on your head is highly improbable and yet it happens every day.

Secondly, the usage of the term "improbable" is troubling here. Improbable compared to what? Simply because one can think of possibility in no way proves that the particularly "improbable" event that has your panties in a bind is more unlikely other than in your own head.

Every one of your relationships to man and to nature must be a definite expression of your real, individual life corresponding to the object of your will. -Erich Fromm