Whether God is a Fact or Fiction? by mjain3391


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									                       Whether God is a fact or
Summary: Existence of God has been a matter of eternal debate in human society.
Human beings are divided in to theists, atheists and agnostics on this ground. All
the three hold their ground firm. Theists fail to explain why God is so very essential
in nature and universe. Scientific compulsion of facts leading to transcendental or
metaphysical phenomena alternatively designated as God is discussed herein.

                The subject of God has intrigued mankind since times
         immemorial. For the majority, it is a matter of personal faith and belief
         or feelings and therefore it has also been often said that every human
         being has a personal God which is beyond enquiry and investigation.
         Personal God of one human being can not be compared with personal
         God of another. God being a matter of faith and belief, any critical
         analysis is totally unwarranted. Therefore Hindus recognize 330 million
         Gods and Goddesses. On a website I found more than 1600 views about
         what is God, none verified or proved.

                At the same time it is also said that God is one and various
         recognized Gods and Goddesses are merely reincarnations of the one
         and only God. Irreconcilable differences between various forms of God
         are totally ignored. Critical analysis is forbidden and understanding or
         realization of God becomes a matter of personal experience elevated to
         the level of a divine or out of this world experience. Those who are
         unable to acknowledge realization of God are declared ignorant by
         those who claim to have realized God leaving them even more confused.
         There is literally no test to verify claims of the claimants. To atheists,
         there claims are in a state of eternal doubt and an eternal debate
         between atheists and believers continues without any effective
         resolution. I have come across believers who even though do not claim
         to have yet realized God, argue that subject matter of God should not be
   made a matter of scientific investigation and enquiry. They just want to
   drift in a divine current.

          So there arises a question as to what is the necessity of believing
   or feeling existence of God and is there a compulsion of scientifically
   acknowledged facts and logic that leads us not only to postulate
   existence of God but also define it? Such a God shall be amenable to
   verification and therefore shall be a universally acknowledged truth.

        There arises another question whether or not natural
   phenomenon can be sufficiently explained on the basis of our
   understanding of time, space, matter, and energy; and laws of physics,
   chemistry and biology.

         In this endeavor, be guided by the following two principles:-

1) Let nature be my only teacher and guide.

2) C.L.Morgan’s cannon:-

      “In no case is animal activity to be interpreted as the outcome of the
   exercise of higher psychical faculty, if it can be fairly interpreted as the
   outcome of his exercise of one which stands lower in psychological

       Explanation: In any complex situation there would exist a hierarchy
   of plausible natural explanations to explain a natural phenomenon such
   as death can be explained as caused by a disease or wish of destiny etc.
   In this hierarchy of explanations material or physical stands at the
   lowest rung and metaphysical or transcendental at the highest provided
   transcendental explanations are natural and not supernatural. In any
   given hierarchy of plausible explanations if a natural phenomenon can
   be sufficiently explained at physical level, than metaphysical
   explanations should not be invoked and so on and so forth.
             In nature, several phenomenon such as creation of universe, origin of
         life, origin of mechanisms essential for existence of even the simplest of
         particles such as photons, origin of mechanisms enabling perpetual
         compliance of laws of conservation of mass, momentum and energy by
         all the stable particles all the time over ruling inherent contradictions to
         enable survival are beyond any material explanation so far.

            Even evolution of universe and biological evolution are beyond
         materialistic explanations. Much of the nature’s diversity is beyond
         physical explanations.

             Something had to precede creation of material universe. At present
         one has to invoke metaphysical explanations to explain the above stated
         natural phenomenon. What preceded all origins and creations may be
         collectively referred to as metaphysical influences or transcendental
         influences or God. In fact name doesn’t matter so long as it refers to the
         same reality. You can choose your own name for this aspect of reality.

             Therefore, until such time that we are able to find suitable material
         explanations for these phenomena, existence of God or metaphysical
         influences or transcendental influences can’t be ruled out.

         Hence, God can only be a fact and not fiction until and unless proved

Author: Dr Mahesh C. Jain is a practicing medical doctor has written the book
“Encounter of Science with Philosophy – A synthetic view”. The book begins with
first chapter devoted to scientifically valid concept of God and then explains
cosmic phenomena right from origin of nature and universe up to origin of life
and evolution of man. The book includes several chapters devoted to auxiliary
concepts and social sciences as corollaries to the concept of God. This is the only
book that deals with origin of nature and universe from null (Zero or nothing).
This article is in line with author’s understanding of nature.
Visit: http//www.sciencengod.com

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