Friday, March 18, 2016

Multiverse Theory, The Anthropic Principle and Vampires

This fascinating article from the Gospel Coalition by Joe Carter explains how the non-existence of vampires reveals the existence of God.  He explains how a little math and physics, as demonstrated in Cinema Fiction vs Physics Reality: Ghosts, Vampires and Zombies by Costas J. Efthimiou and Sohang Gandhi, illuminates the fact that if such creatures existed, humanity would be quickly decimated.  In fact, a vampire apocalypse in the 17th century would last a mere 2.5 years.

Efthimiou and Gandhi “conclude that vampires cannot exist, since their existence contradicts the existence of human beings.  Incidentally, the logical proof that we just presented is of a type known as reduction ad absurdum, that is, reduction to the absurd.  Another philosophical principle related to our argument is the truism given the elaborate title, the anthropic principle.  This states that if something is necessary for human existence, then it must be true since we do exist.  In the present case, the nonexistence of vampires is necessary for human existence.”

Joe goes on to explain what he calls the V-class principle, the necessity that V-class objects, like vampires, do not exist if humans exist.  He then combines the V-class principle with multiverse theory stating that “[any] universe created by the multiverse generator would need to include both (a) the positive conditions necessary for life (i.e., the fine-tuned laws of nature) and (b) the negative conditions necessary for human existence (i.e., the absence of V-class objects).  This in turn reduces the chance hypothesis to a virtual impossibility, demonstrating evidence in support of the conclusion that God exists.

What do you think?

Don’t take my word for it, read the article, don’t wait for the movie.

Have a little hope on me, Roger

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