Author: Mehmet Anadolu (212.253.129.---)
Date: 01-20-02 08:29
I do not believe in something like a god, because of the reasons stated below:
1)In science everything must have a reason. So what should the reason of our creation be ? Most people say god is testing us. When god is almighty he should know the test results, why is he testing when he already knows the results ? So that could not be the reason. It may also be said 'to prove his almightyness', but the question here is 'to whom ?'. So when there is no reason there could not be a result. Our creation could only be by chance, but then there is no god needed. Most people are saying that this chance is very very low. Yes indeed, but this chance must have been occured so that we are now able to say this. If this was not the case then we would not be able to say this, but in this case also everything is normal. If your mother and father didn't do that thing exact in this period (48 hours)(You know..) You would not exist, but it would not matter, because nobody would notice that you do not exist, because that is normal. So if we didn't exist who would notice it....
2) Most religions say we are ongoing a test; when we do good things we will go to heaven (Result 1), when we do bad things we will go to hell (Result 2). Also in buddism, there is a result which will affect our next life (lives). In a test there are parameters (inputs) which could affect the test results (outputs). When all the initial parameters are the same the result is also to be the same (logic). Or let's say it in other words, when there are two or more results, normally we look what has changed (parameters-inputs). For example pure water (purity is a parameter, because with increasing salt concentration the boiling point also increases) has a boiling point at 100°C when the air pressure is 1 atm (here the air pressure is another parameter, because with increasing air pressure the boiling point decreases). Scientific tests could only be made, because the test are repeatable. When you repeat this test 1000 times you will get 1000 times the same result (boiling point = 100°C) (Otherwise nobody would thrust science). If this is not the case you have to look what is wrong (maybe pressure or purity). This test is a quite simple one to illustrate what a 'parameter' is and what a 'reults' is. Of course there are much more complex tests with much more parameters, but the logic is the same; with exact the same parameters you will observe the same result or visa versus. Now lets come back to the big test:
For our example the initial time (time 0) is our birth, the parameters could be intelligence, cirstances, good will (bad will), patience and so on, but let's come to the results; there are two possible results heaven or hell. When there are two different results, there must! be different initial parameters, which are of course set when we are born. That means when there is a god, he (by the way why he not she !!! Think about it.) has already set what will be the result, then what could we change ? Nothing, because this would also have been set at the beginning. So this would mean that there is an unequality at the beginning. That is simply not fair. Would you believe in an unfair god ?
3) Another contradiction between Religion and Science is the evolution of the human race. Science proves that we and also apes evolved from the same kind of species, whereas religion insists on its old views. Science is built on facts and proves, but religion fails what is concerning proves. Everybody could ask what these proves are. Here are a few of scientific methods, which prove the evolution of us:
a) Protein presipitation method: In this method near 'relatives' give little presipitation, while far relatives give much presipitaion. Most presipitation is observed with animals like mice, while with apes only little presipitation is obtained.
b) Genetics: Our DNA is 99.9 % equal with the apes DNA, whereas with other animals this ratio is much lower.
c) Antropolgy: Many skeleton foundings prove that there are other species between our race (homo sapiens sapiens) and our common relatives with the apes. Many species like, homo us, homo habilis, Lucy, Cro Magnon ... were found and DNA test show what intermediate step this specie is.
d) Linguistic: First of all I want to say that all what I will write could be found on two sources: - The book 'Kanzi the ape at the brink of the human mind'
from Roger Lewin
- Terramagica Programme in SAT-1 TV (Germany)
In the linguistic department of Georgia State University a group of scientist investigated the ability of apes to learn a language. They found that bonobos have a good ability to learn language. They used symbols for each word and pictures for this word which show the real object. One day Kanzi was born, but the scientist thought if was to early to teach Kanzi language. But there came a time when Kanzi, who was just there during the investigations took a real apple and the symbol for that object and just grinned to say: Hello guys you didn't notice me, but I am learning (like a child learns language). After that day all the attention was paid on Kanzi. Some times later he was able to fullfil all the requirements of language; to use symbols (words)for non essential things (foodlike) like tools, to generate new symbols, to express feelings with symbols, to make sentences, to remember what he has said and much more. Moreover he was able to play pacman, drive an electrical car and now the most important thing, he was told to open a box in which there was food he liked, but the problem he could not get the food because he needed a knifelike thing to open that box. What he did was he took a stone and made a knife from it like we did it in the stone age. Then he tried to teach language to other bonobos, but he had not succeed it as far as I am informed. But I am not update to be honest.
4) When there is one god what is the reason for so many religions? Could the answer lie in ourselves? Look how many countries, how many ideologies, how many languages exist. All these are man made. Many countries have problems with each other, many ideologies also, it is normal that the religions are also in trouble with each other, because they not from heaven but from earth and we humans have to learn a lot. How many people have died during the wars for religion, how many still die for that reason in India, in Algeria, in the US!!, in Iran and all over the world. When will we be able to respect each other?