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Friday, September 16, 2016

The Probability Of A God Is "Undefined"

It is easy to find religious apologists, and even a physicist, positing "evidence" showing that there probably is a god.  These attempts usually use some sort of mathematical calculation, like a variation of the Drake Equation or Baysian Analysis for example.  However,  all of these attempts ignore the fact that there is no evidence for any god.  Therefore, the denominator in the calculations is zero (0).  Whenever a number is divided by zero, the results are "undefined."   In other words, the results have no meaning.

Here is another way of looking at it:  in order to truly calculate probability, one must be dealing with known facts.  For example, if I have one die, with 6 sides from 1 to 6, and roll it, there is a 1 out of 6 (1/6) probability of rolling any of the numbers on the die (0.1666).  Where are the known FACTS in dealing with the probability of a god?

Below are some links analyzing the probability of a god:

http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.divideby0.html

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/crossexamined/2014/04/computing-the-probability-of-god/

https://www.reddit.com/r/atheism/comments/gfuc9/statistically_without_hard_proof_the_religious/

Bottom Line: the religious cannot use probability calculations to pull the wool over gullible eyes.

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