"Scientists prove God exists" is definitely one of those headlines that need more explaining. Computer enabled scientists have sought to prove that through the use of math a conclusion can be drawn. According to a report from late Sunday (Oct. 27), two scientists have finally formalized a theorem by mathematician Kurt Godel. He had created a theory regarding the existence of God that he didn't quite finish before his death in 1978.
Godel felt that through the principles of modal logic that a higher being must exist. He argued that, "God is that for which no greater can be conceived. And while God exists in the understanding of the concept, we could conceive of him as greater if he existed in reality. Therefore, he must exist."
This is a complex argument that has been made for many years. The breakthrough now, though, comes from Christoph Benzmüller of Berlin's Free University and his colleague, Bruno Woltzenlogel Paleo of the Technical University in Vienna. They postulated a way to solve the question and did so using a MacBook of all things. Doing so, the scientists proved that God exists on a mathematical level. That's a big deal, even if many people around the world don't need a computer to provide them with proof.
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